Search: Middle East,Iran (72 materials)


Influencing Iran: Moscow's Trump Card to Secure a Role in Gulf Security

The GCC countries expect Moscow to influence Iran, limiting the dangers it poses “The US’ withdrawal from the Middle East has strengthened GCC countries’ desire to create intraregional coalitions and to look for an external security provider. Russia might fit the bill, though the conflict in Ukraine throws this into question. The GCC countries expect Moscow ...


The Shaikh Group Expert Meeting on Security Challenges in the Middle East

... North Africa took place. High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East. Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO MFA, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at RAS Institute of Oriental ...


The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel and the Arab states around the Persian Gulf to become strategically stronger and diplomatically denser. Serving a political agenda, the Abraham Accords were signed ...


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

... aligning China with itself over Iran. The likelihood of recognition by such an array of important stakeholders in Middle East affairs of Israel’s desired regional status quo hedges against the prospect of Chinese hesitancy in accepting such a ‘post-IranMiddle East as a major BRI hub. Lim refers to such a consensus favoring Israel over Iran as a ‘critical mass of shared diplomatic, economic, and military interests in the Middle East opposed to Iran’ which China may in turn acknowledge as a dominant ...


Results of Elections in Iran Discussed by U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group

... discussed. The dialog group brings together a core group of American and Russian experts in the regional studies, who represent different research centers of the two countries.The current meeting was devoted to the results of the presidential elections in Iran and the possible consequences of the elections for the situation in the Middle East region. Russian side was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO MFA, Senior ...


RIAC and EUI Webinar “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”

... Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), RIAC Expert Adlan Margoev , Analyst, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University Moderator: Ruslan Mamedov , MENA Program Manager,... ... post-JCPOA era Changes and role of Russian policy in the Persian Gulf Biden administration policies and its influence on Saudi-Iranian talks. Impacts of Iran’s presidential elections on regional talks Working language: English. June 28, 2021, 15:00 GMT+3 ...


Is a New Nuclear Deal with Iran feasible in the Biden administration: Requirements and Barriers

... the Biden administration to continue the Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy. France has suggested that Saudi Arabia be involved in a nuclear deal with Iran, which has been opposed by Iran. The Biden administration is also highly sensitive about Iran’s missile program and Tehran’s regional influence in the Middle East and elsewhere, which could be a serious obstacle to a new nuclear deal. On the other hand, there are obstacles inside Iran to reach a new agreement. First, Hassan Rouhani’s government is trying to reach an agreement with the United States ...


RIAC and Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) Workshop on Forthcoming Challenges in the Middle East

... Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Russia (2013–2019) On February 16, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) held an online workshop on the forthcoming challenges for Russia and Iran in the Middle East. The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Mehdi Sanai, IRAS President, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic ...


Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... international importance. The US and Russia do not need another nuclear-armed rival, especially not one that repeatedly calls for the destruction of neighbouring states. Such belligerent rhetoric is in no way conducive to creating a safer, more peaceful Middle East. Therefore, the US and Russia would be wise to work to restrict Iran’s influence. In addition to this, there is the slightly more pressing issue of American sanctions on Syria, which punish any company that seeks to engage in the reconstruction of Syrian infrastructure. Iran is already under a total economic embargo ...


The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus

... international actors’ difficulties in establishing rapid conflict prevention measures provides US-Iran tensions a potential to easily evolve into a military engagement. What would be the implications of such a scenario for Russia? Will the fallout of a US-Iran war in the Middle East push Russia to rush in with a more active mediation effort? Or will Russia prefer to erode US power projection through military assistance to Iran? This paper attempts to explore the cost-benefit calculations which would drive Moscow’s decisions ...


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%)
For business
For researchers
For students