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

... continue to serve as a physical platform for the US–Iranian confrontation. The Iranians promised to take a violent revenge on the Americans for their actions. After the funeral processions in honor of Soleimani that brought together hundreds of thousands of people throughout the Middle East, Iran exercised the promised military response to the Americans. On January 8, Iran launched surface-to-surface missiles at bases with American soldiers in Iraq, hitting the Ain al-Assad base in Anbar province and a military base near Erbil....


Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

... Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on "deal of the century" Before discussing Russia's approach to the conflict, let´s briefly discuss the century deal that Trump designed. US officials assure President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan demands the eventual creation of a Palestinian state with its capital in portions of East Jerusalem. Ending speculation about whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without the contribution of Palestinian leaders, would abandon a “two-state resolution” to the conflict. This plan doubles the territory, which is currently under ...


A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also ...


The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

... backing from at least two permanent members of the UN Security Council — Russia and China — while Iran is busy working to build support for the initiative in the region. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East The Emir of Qatar visited Iran for the first time during the recent crisis, calling for de-escalation and regional dialogue. Other regional states are also on record stressing the need for a genuine inclusive regional process that aims to ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... Jordan’s 2020 outlook will be promising as it is not involved in regional tensions. Although Jordanian diplomacy keeps walking the Middle East tightrope policy, the country closely monitors extremist factions and terrorist group leadership which seek to restore ... ... Jordanian Israeli bilateral relations will be tense because of Israel’s intransigence concerning the Palestinian issue, East Jerusalem and the expectation that the Israeli government would annex the Jordan Valley, exerting more pressure on the Palestinians ...


The End of American Exceptionalism? The End of US Bases Overseas? The End of Israel? Trump 2020?

... headlines in Israel asking if Trump could be trusted, I started to wonder if we are headed toward some kind of radical shift in the Middle East (such as the end of Israel), that would be accompanied by a radical shift in US foreign policy (such as the closure ... ... of the Zionist occupation forces that planned and executed both 9/11 and the many pedophilia entrapment operations across the USA, of which Jeffrey Epstein is merely the best known). I engaged a person who wishes to remain anonymous in conversation, and ...


Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran. Moreover, Trump’s one-sided termination of JCPOA and annihilation of INF treaty without confirmation of the other members of NATO has put the NATO on the brink of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and Europe. It is obvious that NATO can no longer secure the essential security interests of its member states due to diverging interests of its members. Once AKK said if NATO cannot protect the essential security interests of its members,...


Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... Besides Latin America’s leftist regimes, Moscow is reaching out to Brazil (a fellow BRICS member), Argentina and Mexico. If the Middle East record is any guide, Russia’s newly energized foreign policy is not so much about the world order as about Russia’s ... ... The choice to weaponize internet technologies to influence other countries’ domestic politics, for instance, has provoked accusations from such important partners as Germany and France but failed to advance Russia’s political goals. Regarding elections ...


The Neo-Compellence: Is the Diplomacy of Violence a new Reality for International Relations?

... annihilation and the discovery of the war ends of gunpowder [xiv] . Nuclear deterrence during Cold War historically was closely related to the idea of strategic stability. Alexander Savelyev notes that this principle became the basis for the Treaty between the USA and the USSR on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles of 1987, as well as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1991 [xv] . Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities Anyway, this approach was soon surpassed both by the strong defeat in Indochina, after which the US visibly retreated to their home garden , and which led them to a rediscovery of the terricolous ...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... eliminate the head, the person that comes after is usually even more of a risk. The main priority now is to resolve the issue for thousands of ISIS fighters and affiliates, as well as wives and children who are in prison camps in North-East Syria and Iraq. This ... ... grievances and drivers that lead to the revolt in the first place are not ignored. Only an inclusive and more transparent Syria and Middle East more broadly will be able to counter the ideological threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations, which ...


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