... the possibility of subregional integration in the Arab Mashreq and the increasing influence of Russian energy companies in regards to gas projects located in the Eastern Mediterranean. Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria , 2.8 Mb
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... the reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in none favour to go into a confrontation in Syria or the Middle-East. As a result, the Saudis had started to view the Russian role in the Middle-East as stability guaranteer. The Saudis also believe that Russia in Syria will definitely minimise the Iranian influence over there. In short, they prefer ...
... country’s ability to become an oil and gas transit center is strategically important for the development of its energy sector – before the armed clashes, Syria had already been a transit area for energy transportation. Since March 2011, the Syrian oil and gas sector has suffered severe damage. The destruction of oil and natural gas pipelines, combined with the impact of Western-led sanctions has hindered the exploration, development, production, and transport of the country's energy resources. Direct ...
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%)