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The Imperative of U.S.-Russian Disarmament Collaboration

... before the pandemic struck. In Vienna the talks on the JCPOA should move forward with an active support of the U.S., which is responsible for the current crisis. The return of the U.S. and Iran to the deal would defuse a looming nuclear arms race in the Middle East among Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The U.S. and NATO should strive to work with Russia on achieving mutual guarantees of security ruling out deployment of nuclear or/and conventional strike systems in the proximity to each other. Only the U.S. and Russia working together in goodwill can persuade China to refrain from destabilizing ...


RIAC at the XVI Conference of Arabists “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings”

... countries of the Middle East and North Africa. During the “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings”, participants discussed topics related to the history of the Arab countries, the impact of the pandemic on the socio-economic development of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the transformation of the regional security system. In addition, issues related to the contribution of Russian scientists to Arab studies were raised. Also, the main directions and trends in the development of Arab studies were discussed. On November 29, 2021, there was the opening of the XVI Conference of Arabists “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings”. Vasily ...


Russia’s nonproliferation policy and global strategic stability

... establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear and all other WMD and their means of delivery (WMDFZ). The resolution on the Middle East, adopted in 1995 at the NPT Review and Extension Conference, is viewed by the Arab states as part of a package solution,... ..., the UN General Assembly, on the initiative of the Arab states, adopted a respective decision to convene such a Conference. Russia supported this decision. The 2019 conference on a WMD-free zone became a first practical step in many years towards the ...


The Neo-NAM: From Vision to Reality

Russia and India are late to the infrastructure game and will have to do a lot to catch up with their great power peers, but it is never too late to start The latest Putin-Modi Summit was a global geostrategic game-changer unlocking the potential for ...


The UK and Russia in the Middle East: Dialogue is Vital

The MENA remains highly important, alternately fascinating and frustrating but full of promise and opportunity in a changing world UK–Russia relations have been, at best, complicated over the past decade. This has also been apparent in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where London and Moscow have often found themselves taking opposing positions, most obviously over Syria, but also in various other areas. Yet, contrary to those who believe that states which have their differences ...


Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing

... United States and the European Union (but also China and even Gulf states), can bring to the region. Therefore, in most cases the Kremlin seeks a seat at the table, but it has no ambitions to chair the meeting unilaterally. This is the case with the Middle East Peace Process, where Russia remains one of the consistent champions of the Quartet format; this is also the case in Libya and in Afghanistan too. Participation rather than control gives Russia a say in many regional matters without imposing on Moscow the full responsibility ...


Interests of Russia and UK in the MENA were discussed at the RIAC – RUSI Workshop

On September 9, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a closed workshop on approaches of Russia and the UK in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”. On September 9, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal ...


A Tale of Two Interventions: Why Russia Succeeded in Syria When U.S. Failed in Afghanistan

... Afghanistan” into an item on America’s domestic agenda, debates on this matter might even affect the outcome of the 2024 presidential elections. Russia’s operation in Syria has significantly bolstered Moscow’s standing in the Arab world and increased Russia’s prestige throughout the Middle East, where high reliability as well as consistent and predictable policies have always been in value. Washington’s reliability as a strategic partner and security guarantor has once again been cast into doubt. NATO’s ability to conduct successful ...


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

... Working Paper The intensification of Russian foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean has facilitated contacts with influential actors. Given the importance of the Eastern Mediterranean and the often-overlapping interests of regional powers in the Middle East, Russia and the Gulf monarchies have been able to advance both the bilateral agenda and key energy issues. The increase in official visits from Middle Eastern capitals to Moscow in the second half of the 2010s, like the historic visit by the king of Saudi ...


Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

... Moscow’s political elite became disinterested in Libya as a possible partner, which was the reason why Russia abstained from its right of veto. Against this backdrop, Russia entered the years 2014–2015, heralding the country’s expanded presence in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Andrew Korybko: Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement Facing Today’s World It has virtually become an article of faith that Russia has become overly aggressive in its foreign policy from that time on, creating a vacuum around itself and ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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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