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2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... bin Tarek can put into resolving these regional tensions: the Yemen war and Iranian-Saudi tension and whether he is going to follow the path of the previous Sultan. The new Sultan of Oman is to a great extent a replica of Sultan Qaboos’ policies. Qatar The Qatar crisis will be not solved as the recent meeting in Riyadh for the GCC was attended by the foreign minister, and there are no indicators that the dispute will be settled any time soon due to Doha's steadfast stance. Moreover as the recent ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... most tolerant and open country in the region. Kuwait is another example of quite close partnership with the EU and the new delegation to Kuwait is an indication of their relationship. The UAE too is allied to nearly all EU states. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. In your opinion, are these claims grounded? How do you assess the efforts taken by the Qatari government to counter terrorism financing? Andrey Kortunov: The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden Qatar is a major financial ...


March to Tripoli, or a Third Civil War in Libya: Initial Results

... of National Accord now has drones as well, which were also probably delivered via Turkey. Libya has thus turned into a battlefield and Faultline between two antagonistic camps of the Islamic world. Heading up the first of these camps are Turkey and Qatar, which continue to rely on forces that adhere to the ideology of political Islam, are close to the Muslim Brotherhood and support the Government of National Accord. The second camp, led by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (the “troika”),...


Meeting with Georgetown University in Qatar Delegation

On April 30, 2019, a group of representatives from Georgetown University in Qatar, headed by Professor Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On April 30, 2019, a group of representatives from Georgetown University in Qatar, headed by Professor ...


The Odds of Syria’s Return to the Arab League: Opportunities and Threats

... countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Tunisia are restoring diplomatic relations with Syria and reopening their embassies in Damascus, others believe that Syria has not done enough to be readmitted to the Arab League just yet. Qatar, which played a big part in pushing Syria into the abyss of war and getting League members approve sanctions against Syria, has taken an especially tough stance in this regard. For instance, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdulrahman ...


Middle East – 2030

... South has a strong US-supported axis of Israel and Saudi Arabia at its core, with Egypt being largely dependent upon these two. Saudi Arabia also projects power towards Kuwait and the other states of the Arab Peninsula. Contested grounds are Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen, Gaza, and the West Bank, as well as pockets of Sunni insurgents in Syria and Iraq. Some areas will change in less obvious ways, more gradually. Turkey is rather successfully defining a self-conscious new and very independent geopolitical ...


Russia's Evolving Global Role Discussed at 18th Doha Forum

... Evolving Global Role». The speakers included Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Vitaly Naumkin, RIAC Member, Academic Director of RAS Institute for Oriental Studies; Fahad Al-Attiyah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation; and Paul Saunders, Executive Director of the U.S. Center for the National Interest. Timofey Bordachev, Program Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International ...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... Australian suppliers also have a minor presence in the region. Until recently, the regional gas market was considered to be fairly stable and predictable; in some segments, such as LNG supplies to India, the marketplace was effectively monopolized by Qatar. Qatar RIAC and Gateway House Report “Russia – India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas” Qatar is the unconditional leader in gas supplies to South Asia. In 2004, it concluded an extremely lucrative contract to supply ...


RIAC Members and Experts Meet with Qatar Delegation

... the Gulf; the ambitions of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey for leadership positions in the region; the need for the development of regional mechanisms for conflict resolution. On March 27, 2018, RIAC hosted a meeting for RIAC representatives with Qatar delegation accompanying Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who came to Russia with the working visit. RIAC management, researchers from RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, and Lomonosov Moscow State University representative ...


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  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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