Search: Russia,Middle East (229 materials)


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 ...


Relations between Abkhazia and Syria: Towards a Domino Effect with Belarus and North Korea?

... Abkhazia in 2018, Abkhazia opened its embassy in Damascus in October 2020, attesting to the strengthening of relations between the two sides. For Abkhazia, a territory partially recognized by the international community and diplomatically supported by Russia, this recognition opens new perspectives for enhancing its military and economic relations with the Middle East. Furthermore, it attests to a progressive opening up of the territory, as it is now recognized by a growing number of countries, in contrast to others that are struggling to achieve the same results, such as Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh....


Political Risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa

RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 This report aims to analyze political risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa and summarizes joint findings by experts from the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). Russia and Egypt have important stakes in the region; both ...


The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

... remains substantial, the Council’s members must ensure that it will work in line with Chinese interests in Central Asia and the Middle East to avoid a confrontation. Ultimately, the Turkic Council is a valuable tool for building up Turkish religious approach ... ... Central Asia, but the economy and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies are likely to remain in Chinese hands, while Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union are complementary and might contribute to the emergence of a tripolar order in the region....


Russia-Pakistan Relations: The Way Forward

..., and terrorim are common phenomena. The media is full of negative news and incidents. Such events like the situation in the Middle East, the issues surrounding Iran and Ukraine, the Syrian war, the fragile peace in Afghanistan, and the mounting tensions ... ... worth denoting our attention to.The formation of Quad—an alliance between America, Australia, India, and Japan to counter Russia and contain China—and the emergence of an Asian NATO is alarming for all nations who wish to maintain peace. India, a ...


Russia in the Middle East: 10 Years After the Arab Spring

... in its response to the crisis in Belarus in the summer and autumn of 2020, which could theoretically lead to a dramatic outcome for European security. Unlike Russian policy in Asia, where a presence must be backed by years of economic gains, in the Middle East, Russia shows its best side in terms of diplomatic skill and military resolve. The current situation in the region inspires optimism — these properties will remain in the foreseeable future; they are the most important for achieving results. Source: ...


Turkey and Russia Remain at Odds as Libya Edges Towards Political Settlement

... of Misrata, was named as interim Prime Minister, while Mohammad Younes Menfi, Libya’s former ambassador to Greece, will serve as the country’s President. Nicholas Morgan, journalist and analyst at Ahval, spoke with Ivan Bocharov, Referent at the Russian International Affairs Council, about the Libyan conflict. Key points: The selected candidates are largely political unknowns, which causes uncertainty as to whether they could succeed in their roles. It is too early to judge how any new government ...


RIAC and Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) Workshop on Forthcoming Challenges in the Middle East

... Coordinator Hamidreza Azizi, IRAS Member of the Scientific Board, Visiting Fellow at German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) The participants assessed the state of Russia-Iran relations and the emerging regional dynamics in the Middle East. Russian and Iranian experts also presented a joint RIAC and IRAS working paper “Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead” (authors: Andrey Kortunov, Alexey Khlebnikov, Mehdi Sanaei, Mahmood Shoori). Presentations and discussions focused ...


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