Search: Middle East,China (24 materials)


Conference “The China Factor in the Mediterranean”

... range of issues related to the role of the PRC in the region. In particular, experts discussed the Chinese investment expansion in the Mediterranean, the creation of transport and logistics corridors as part of economic projects of China, as well as China's political interaction with the countries of the EU, the Middle East and North Africa. The participants of the conference were welcomed by Alexey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS, RIAC Member, and Olga Butorina, Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe ...


The Imperative of U.S.-Russian Disarmament Collaboration

... responsible for the current crisis. The return of the U.S. and Iran to the deal would defuse a looming nuclear arms race in the Middle East among Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The U.S. and NATO should strive to work with Russia on achieving mutual guarantees ... ... conventional strike systems in the proximity to each other. Only the U.S. and Russia working together in goodwill can persuade China to refrain from destabilizing steps with respect to its nuclear arsenal. On its part, China should clarify if there are ...


Great powers rivalry in Central Asia: new strategy, old game. Did the Kazakhstan crisis change the regional chessboard?

... always been important to China’s imagination of and action toward its neighbors and the larger world beyond. As the vast middle section of the ancient Silk Road dating back to the Han Dynasty (207 BCE–220 CE), Central Asia connected and bridged China’s long-distance overland trade with Europe and the Middle East for many centuries (Chen and Fazilov, 2018). As a historical consequence, China was the second country to recognize the independence of the post-Soviet Central Asian states in early January 1992, following the United States. China’s eagerness ...


The 8th International Meeting of Intellectuals takes Place in Pyatigorsk

... the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on politics and the economy. The participants of the conference also touched demographic, environmental, climatic, economic, and educational issues. In the framework of the regional issues, there was a discussion on China, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the situation in Afghanistan. On the RIAC side, the meeting was attended by: Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, RIAC Member; Georgi Asatrian, Research Fellow ...


Will There Be a China-Driven Evolution in Israel’s Strategy toward Iran?

... This author published an analysis in The Tehran Times in December 2020, part of which assessed how China would factor into Israel’s Middle East-wide conflict with Iran. The analysis forecast an Israeli strategy to engineer an overlap between China’s Middle East security vision and its own as regards Iran. This strategy would entail considerable tactical and diplomatic maneuvering to persuade Beijing, which upholds neutrality in foreign conflicts as a tenet of its foreign policy doctrine, that Israel’s ...


RIAC and IPDS Video Seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

On July 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), held a video seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) On July 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), held a video seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Opening speeches were...


Egypt-China Relations at the Present Stage

... mentioned, as well as the modernization of Egypt's infrastructure and the preparation for the launch of a large industrial project — an economic zone in the Suez Canal area. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East Despite some positive trends, there is a serious challenge in Egyptian-Chinese relations that could negatively affect the interaction between the two countries — intensive cooperation between China and Ethiopia. In particular, Beijing provides Addis Ababa with financial and technological assistance in the construction of the Gilgel Gibe III Dam on the Omo River, as well as the Tekeze Dam. Egypt perceives Ethiopia's hydropower policies as ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... Tunisia, Israel) will be able to reduce their dependence on imports by developing alternative energy in their territory; The energy revolution could be a fertile ground for new potential opportunities in expanding cooperation between the countries of the Middle East with China, India, as well as with the European Union; at the same time, a decrease in the importance of the region in global energy will reduce the incentives for great powers to interfere in its affairs. Risks: Drop in oil and gas prices will be a serious ...


Russian company, ROSATOM, constructing nuclear power plants worldwide to cut carbon emissions to help global environment

... peaceful purposes. This agreement known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has also received support from Russia and China. According to this agreement, economic sanctions would not be imposed against Iran while it pursues a nuclear energy program ... ... nuclear weapons. A nuclear armed Iran can pose a significant threat to states like Israel and Saudi Arabia, creating unrest in the Middle East, and destabilize the region. Would economic sanctions against Iran have a favorable outcome for the U.S.? What is ...


US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East

... Indian Ocean geoindustrial policy . The prospect of China geoeconomic power in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea mean opening the Indian Ocean to a new world of geoeconomic opportunities for China’s geo-industrial and geopolitical options. This means China’s Middle East trade and industry policy should be read as a geo-industrial foundation of a future geopolitics Ruslan Mamedov: Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East For Iran, wider questions about the Iranian economy all seem to have ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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