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RIAC and SIIS experts compared notes on the Middle East

... witnesses the decline of the US role, the increase of China's activity, as well as the lack of stable economic development and social justice, and shortage of resources. Iran, Turkey and Israel are regional leaders, yet there is still no hegemon in the Middle East. China and Russia should develop multilateral and coordinated partnership in such areas as maintaining security and peace in the Middle East, expanding alternative regional formats of cooperation in economy, finance, trade, high technology and education, developing ...


Meeting with students of the HSE University

... at the RIAC Ivan Bocharov made a presentation of the RIAC activities to students of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the HSE University. The meeting was held at the framework of the Research Seminar on the Development of the Middle East and North Africa. The meeting was also attended by Senior Lecturer Grigoriy Lukyanov and Visiting Lecturer Murad Sadygzade.


Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

... amid the Ukrainian conflict remain pragmatic and balanced even despite the pressure exerted by the West. At the same time, the West should not be expected to abandon its attempts to put pressure on its Middle Eastern partners to force them to join anti-Russian sanctions. If Middle Eastern states succeed in preserving their pragmatic approach to the Ukrainian crisis, to Russia-West confrontation, and in continuing their multi-vector policies, there will be more chances for a constructive settlement and for a smoother transition ...


The Moscow–Tehran Axis: Alliance without Rigid Obligations

... impressive list of allied states and the lukewarm reaction of Middle Eastern countries to Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. For one thing, no one in the Middle East wants to be faced with a choice between Moscow and Washington. In the Middle East, Russia remains a player to be reckoned with, and its interests coincide with those of almost all the countries in the region—including Washington’s partners—on a whole range of issues. Take Turkey, for example, a NATO member who has serious disagreements ...


How Russia's Policy in the Middle East and North Africa is Changing After February 24

... Turkey for the purchase of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems or the agreement with Egypt for the purchase of Su-25 aircraft. Washington opposed such purchases and responded with a threat of sanctions in order to force the countries of the Middle East to abandon Russian weapons. After February 24, the reaction to such purchases will be much stronger, and this may expand from traditional U.S. partners in the region to a wider range of states. Sanction risks are highly likely to lower the level of military-technical ...


A Russian Perspective on the Food Crisis

... fertilizers). Russia is ready to keep on strictly fulfilling its obligations under international contracts regarding shipments of agricultural products. We are aware of the importance of our wheat for the nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East . In the current agricultural year, our exports will amount to 37 million tons of grain, next year we plan to increase it up to 50 million tons. Russia intends to continue providing humanitarian assistance, including through the UN World Food Program. Russia’s goal has always been to stabilize the situation in the world food market and to provide assistance to countries that need high-quality ...


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 to influence Iran, limiting the dangers it poses. The possibilities of Moscow’s influence on Tehran remain limited, though Russia is ...


Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

... problems together. In case Ankara launches a military operation without complying with the terms on M4 in Idlib, it may cost Russia major reputational losses in the eyes of its Syrian ally, and these losses are to be avoided. The U.S. may also suffer ... ... calling it America’s close ally. After the U.S. has essentially fled Afghanistan, another such case will result in the U.S. Middle Eastern allies totally losing confidence in America as a security guarantor. Washington should not be stripped of its “crown ...


Suspending Ukraine’s Agricultural Exports: Will Russia Save the Arab World from Food Riots?

... Vladimir Bartenev: International Assistance to the Middle East and North Africa: Managing the Risks Can Russia save the Arab world from food riots? This is not a rhetorical question. Moscow appears to have a real potential to boost its exports to the Middle East. For instance, in January–July 2021, Russia succeeded in ramping up its agricultural exports to Tunisia by 4.5 times, as compared to the same period of 2020—in monetary terms, there was a sixfold increase, up to USD 112 million. Russia’s agricultural food-grade 3 rd and 4 th class wheat ...


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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