Search: Middle East,ISIS (12 materials)


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

... actors need to learn the lesson of Iraq. Any diplomatic agreement to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that the grievances and drivers that lead to the revolt in the first place are not ignored. Only an inclusive and more transparent Syria and Middle East more broadly will be able to counter the ideological threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations, which feed on conflict, exclusion and authoritarianism.


Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

As long as this region is not stabilized, ISIS will continue to emerge and re-emerge Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on security issues for the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice Nowadays, Iran is perceived mostly as the source of instability in the region. In your ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... then, we have hosted an assortment of activities: assisted with delegations, we have done events in Brussels, London, Paris, Prague, and of course, Rome. We have helped the European Parliament in terms of understanding different militia groups, from ISIS to Hezbollah. We have done work together with key leaders in Europe and the Middle East to try to establish contact points between them. This week we are moving to a different area a little bit — women's empowerment in Europe. Which Gulf states are considered to be the key partners of the EU? Which countries in the region have ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... contemporary issues of the Middle East and Muslims in the West. He is a professor and director of the Middle East and Mediterranean chair at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is an author of 20 books. His latest book , “Beyond Chaos: The Crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East,” is an analysis of the present situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean in a historical perspective from the October war of 1973 to the present. Dr. Kepel maps the development of the Islamization of politics, and the impact of ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... visible progress in conceptualizing the political transformation of Syria in the direction of a more pluralistic, more representative and less centralized state. To maintain its current position of a critical power broker in Syria as well as in a broader Middle East context, the Kremlin has to figure out how to cope with three recent developments that call for significant adjustments in the Russian strategy. First, the defeat of ISIS, which is definitely a positive development for everybody engaged in Syria and in neighboring countries, has an important downside. Old regional rivalries, animosities, fears and conflicts that were put aside in order to fight the common enemy, are ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... phasing, location, role in governance, size, and participating countries), the framework exists and the negotiating space in principle allows room for compromise. The group’s discussion of European security echoed that regarding Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis is, of course, a crucial component of European security. Moving beyond it, however, or assuming its resolution, still leaves many other challenges on the continent. Moreover, when it comes to Ukraine, conversations about possible solutions are ongoing,...


RIAC and IRAS Discuss Russia-Iran Cooperation in the Middle East

... Programs, and Davood Kiani, IRAS President, moderated the meeting. On February 6 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a video conference with the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) on Russia’s and Iran’s positions in the Middle East in post-ISIS period. The video conference consisted of two sessions: the presentations made by the speakers and the following discussions between the sided (Q&A). Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Davood Kiani, IRAS President, moderated the ...


What Future for the Middle East?

... Emerging Powers are all welcome to help stabilise a crucial region for world trade, resources, and security After years of furious and brutal fighting, Syria and Iraq seem now to be slowly stabilising. A peace process in Syria is gaining momentum, and ISIS’ defeat is getting closer. However, Middle Eastern problems remain massive. Among them we have selected three main issues, which are also interconnected: the hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Sunni and Shia; the stabilisation of oil prices, which are now rising but remain — as ...


IS: New Old Enemy

Review of the book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror (Authors: Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan) Review of the book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror The emergence in the Middle East of a powerful terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) which managed to seize vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria within a little over a year, came as a surprise for the world public opinion and the media. It prompted ...


ISIS Overshadows U.S. Grudges to Egypt

... a democratically elected government. However, successes of the ISIS in Syria and Iraq and jihadists in Libya and the Yemen crisis, propped up by Cairo’s promises to hold parliamentary elections before the end of 2015, have accelerated the reconciliation ... ... cooperating in relevant areas, primarily in defense and security sectors, whereas Egypt remains a stronghold of stability in the Middle East and a guarantor of security for the Gulf monarchies. In March 2015, the Obama administration restarted full-size ...


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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  
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