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RIAC and ECFR Discuss the Situation in the Middle East and Syria

The event was attended by leading Russian and European experts On March 15, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) held an off-limits online workshop on the situation in the Middle East and Syria. The event was attended by leading Russian and European experts. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Julien Barnes-Dacey, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the European Council on Foreign ...


The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... legitimate authority to succeed in combating the consequences of military conflicts in the Middle East during a pandemic The question of the political and socioeconomic consequences... ... other parts of the crumbling, yet interconnected world. “Old” internal conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, new-type protest movements demanding a change of the ruling... ... been in short supply on the market, was delivered to the port of Tartus. Although the European Union expressed its support for the UN Secretary General’s appeal to lift...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... like it or not, the West, including Europe, are on the losing side of the conflict in Syria and this automatically limits leverage During the 11 th EU–Russia Expert Network... ... Policy (EUREN) meeting , Andrea Dessì, Senior Fellow within IAI's Mediterranean and Middle East Program, who spoke at the event, discussed with the RIAC Editorial Team... ... will be following the process very closely. There are multiple reasons as to why the European Union has limited influence over this situation. The EU has been sidelined...


Per Aspera ad Pax

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace The second decade of the 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has become a source of violence and terrorism, dramatic national upheavals, humanitarian catastrophes, and waves of migration. Most countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) have launched the needed ...


Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

The main issue for Moscow in the Middle East in the years ahead will be the implementation of a shift from a military-political approach to an economic one or in other words from risk based approach to opportunity-oriented Since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo major changes. The dominance of the United States as a key security provider in the region, which was the issue since 1990s and accelerated with the invasion of Iraq ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

Iran in the Middle East: Regional Spoiler or Stakeholder? Iran’s critical role in shaping the security agenda of the Middle East is indisputable. No matter what we discuss — the Syrian settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or political dynamics in Lebanon —, Iran remains the big elephant in the room. Its impact on the region is profound, multifaceted and controversial. The predominant view in the West in general ...


High-Level Second Track Meeting in Berlin Discusses Situation in Syria and Yemen

On February 24-26, 2019, Berlin is hosting a regular high-level “second track” meeting on security issues in the Middle East region; meetings in this format are regularly held by The Shaikh Group, an international political consulting agency.... ..., on possible mechanisms and sequence of solutions to Middle Eastern issues. This meeting is devoted to the latest events in Syria and Yemen, the possibilities of preventing escalation, and the optimal formats for multilateral dialog in these crisis situations....


Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills When future historians ... ... in the region, allowing them to continue long after the resources of the warring parties would otherwise have been depleted (Syria is a case study of this). Whatever the temptations of seeing the Middle East as an arena through which to score points against ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

Russia and its partners can arguably win the war, but they cannot win the peace in Syria Historically, the Middle East has never been a Russia’s strategic priority comparable to Europe, the North-East Pacific or even the Central Asia. Unlike many other major European powers, Russia had no colonial ambitions in the region; it never considered the Middle East ...


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... Paris, international political consultancy The Shaikh Group is holding a high-level Track II meeting on security issues in the Middle East region. On September 23–25, 2018, in Paris, international political consultancy The Shaikh Group is holding a ... ... the region, possible mechanisms and sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential instability in other countries of the region....


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  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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