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

... is determined by the region’s geopolitics. He demonstrated the need for the arrangement of new foreign policy guidelines for Pakistan, due to recent changes in the great powers’ policy path and their influence on the regions of South Asia and the Middle East. Russia and Pakistan are traditionally considered potential intermediaries when it comes to defusing tensions between the Gulf monarchies and Iran. Islamabad’s traditionally neutral stance was a deciding factor in 2019, when Saudi Arabia unofficially ...


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... to stop the military and politicians in Washington from making decisions that will have devastating consequences. Moscow builds on these realities in shaping its policy in the regions. Moscow will continue to promote the idea of inclusiveness in the Middle East region to create stability and security. While Russia does not see the need for itself to “rescue” others where the Europeans and the monarchies of the Gulf should themselves be interested to step in. First published in the Institut für Sicherheit .


Meeting with Swiss Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Delegation

... support its operational work. The delegation was headed by Romain Grandjean, Middle East and North Africa Regional Director. In the course of discussion, representatives of the Swiss Centre touched upon the issues of armed conflicts in Libya and Syria, Russia's role in resolving crisis situations in these countries, as well as possible models of multilateral cooperation in ensuring the security of the Middle East and North Africa regions. The visitors from Switzerland were informed about RIAC’s most recent projects related to the settlement of regional crises and discussed the possibilities of cooperation between the Centre and the Council in this ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... with Oman and at a later stage with Iraq due to the strong connections between Iraqi military groups with those in Bahrain whom Bahrain would accuse of tampering with its security and stability. Other Key Players Irina Zviagelskaya, Nikolay Surkov: Russian Policy in the Middle East: Dividends and Costs of the Big Game Israel Some important geopolitical trends in the region will be marked by March 2, 2020, with a new round of Israeli elections which would decide the future government of Israel. Indicators from Israel ...


Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... from the real problems and lack of agreement between the main players fighting for leadership in the Libyan issue. At the same time, the Russian approach assumes rather a tactical nature of interaction with various players on the Libyan settlement. Russia's cautious engagement and maintained contacts Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities Today, the situation in Libya is at an impasse. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj is recognized by the international community in accordance with the UN-brokered ...


Meeting with Director General for Political Affairs at FCO Richard Moore Addresses Russia and UK Positions in Conflict Situations in the Middle East

... maintaining the JCPOA, agreements on Iran’s nuclear program. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Moscow. During the meeting the parties discussed the following issues: Russian and British positions in conflict situations in the Middle East and North Africa and the possibilities of constructive interaction between Russia and the West in Syria, Libya, and the Persian Gulf. The meeting was moderated by Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Russia.


RIAC at Doha Forum 2019

... former statesmen, diplomats and businessmen, international experts and civil society leaders. On December 14–15, 2019, Doha (Qatar) hosted Doha Forum 2019, one of the most ambitious and representative international conferences regularly held in the Middle East region. As usual, the Forum was attended by current and former statesmen, diplomats and businessmen, international experts and civil society leaders. Russian International Affairs Council has been participating in the Forum since 2015. In 2019, the general theme of the Forum is defined as “Reimagining Governance in a MultiPolar World”. The participants discussed leading trends in the development ...


Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

... Turkish experts in the field of International Relations on the relationship between the two sides with a focus on key areas for cooperation. The report provides an analysis of bilateral economic ties between the two countries, strategic challenges in the Middle East, regional issues related to the Black Sea and the Caucasus and the development of a Eurasian transport corridor. Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations , 1.7 Mb


Annual Forum of European and Mediterranean Think Tanks in Rome

... on foreign affairs. This year the main topics for discussion included the development of the system of international relations after the end of “unipolar world”, security and development issues in North Africa, interaction between Europe and the Middle East, mechanisms of influence of independent think tanks on the political decision-making process. Russian think tanks were traditionally represented by Alexander Dynkin, RIAC Member, President of the IMEMO RAS, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General.


Russian and French Experts and Diplomats Discuss Interaction of the Two Countries in the Middle East

On November 26, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Institut Montaigne (France), held a seminar on the potential of Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East conflict areas On November 26, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Institut Montaigne (France), held a seminar on the potential of Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East conflict ...


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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