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Experts of RIAC and ECFA Discussed the Situation in Syria

... was devoted to the prospects for political settlement in Syria in the context of regional and global configuration. The experts paid special attention to the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the food security of Syria and other countries of the Middle East. During the second session, the participants discussed the humanitarian problems in Syria, as well as the ways to solve them. On the part of the RIAC, the workshop was attended by: Andrey Kortunov, Director General, RIAC; Vasily Kuznetsov,...


The Shaikh Group High-Level Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

On March 30, 2022, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa took place. Experts from Russia, the USA, a number of European countries, China, and India took part in the discussion. On March 30, 2022, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual ...


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

... balance of interests between global and regional powers, and the need to stabilise the region. Russia’s Energy Policies in the East Med One of the key elements of Russian foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean subregion—and more broadly in the Middle East—is the desire to ensure stable interaction with major players in the energy market. From this perspective, Moscow’s intensified attention to regional issues is linked to three factors: 1) the need to ensure stability in the oil market ...


Experts Discuss Approaches to Building New Security System in Persian Gulf

On June 28, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) of the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), held a joint expert webinar "A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf." On June 28, 2021, Russian International ...


Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

... All that is needed for this is the political will of Moscow and Washington. Extending the Treaty would not mean that much for international security in and of itself, but it could signal both parties’ readiness to engage in a broad dialogue on key issues ... ... bilateral cooperation in other areas. Regional conflicts The second area of mutual concern are the regional conflicts in the Middle East, Syria and Libya, as well as the nuclear problem in Iran and North Korea. It is unlikely that we will see any bilateral ...


RIAC and HSE Online Seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?»

... Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE, RIAC Expert Chiara Lovotti, PhD candidate, Faculty of History, University of Bologna; Associate Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Center at Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE; Researcher, Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Institute ...


Russia and Pakistan in the Middle East: Approaches to Security in the Gulf

... Strategic Vision Institute Report #50 / 2020 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI). The dynamics that both Russia and Pakistan face from the Middle East and the Persian Gulf are of particular importance in identifying areas where the strategic and diplomatic interests of both countries converge. This report includes two papers authored by RIAC experts, Julia Roknifard and Grigory Lukyanov,...


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