Search: Russia,Middle East (231 material)

 

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 ...

04.06.2021

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: ...

01.04.2021

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 ...

31.03.2021

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 ...

17.02.2021

The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus

... possible benefits Moscow might derive from an open conflict emerging between the US and Tehran, while in the second we consider the downsides of such a scenario for Russian interests. The paper analyzes the implications of these benefits and costs on Russian Middle East policy. We argue that Moscow’s losses in such a war would be threatening to Russia’s core interests in the Middle East, and thus is probably the key factor defining the Russian response strategy. The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation ...

28.01.2021

Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

... from dialogue, given that both Russia and the United States have their own geopolitical and other interests in these regions. The most realistic way for such a dialogue to take place at the moment is within the framework of multilateral mechanisms. Russia could step up its efforts to give new dynamics to such formats as the Quartet on the Middle East—made-up of representatives from Moscow and Washington, alongside the UN and EU—as well as other multilateral negotiating formats dealing with the Iranian and North Korean nuclear issues. Despite the difficulties of negotiating within multilateral ...

21.01.2021

U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group Meeting

The event was organized by Washington Middle East Institute in partnership with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Department of Defense. On January 14, 2021, a regular meeting of the U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group was held online. The event was organized by Washington Middle East Institute in partnership with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Department of Defense. Dialogue meetings are held regularly twice ...

18.01.2021

RIAC at the XV Annual Conference of Arabists Held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

... countries are scheduled to speak From November 30, 2020, to December 25, 2020, at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the XV Annual Conference of Arabists was held. Within the framework of the conference, 118 ... ... in 2020. The conference was attended by RIAC Vice-President Aleksandr Aksenenok. He took part in the round table "Bigger Middle East: Lines of Interplay and Lines of Confrontation (2020 with Projection into 2021)", in which fundamental geopolitical ...

16.12.2020

International Conference on Euro-Atlantic Solidarity: the Middle East Vector

On December 10, 2020, the Russian Association of European Studies and “Europe — Middle East” Center at IE RAS Department of European Security, held an international conference on Euro-Atlantic solidarity: the Middle East vector On December 10, 2020, the Russian Association of European Studies and “Europe — Middle East” Center at IE RAS Department of European Security, held an international conference on Euro-Atlantic solidarity: the Middle East vector. The event was held online. The participants ...

11.12.2020

Online Seminar “Assessing the Middle East conflicts (Lebanon, Iraq and Libya). View from Russia and Israel” Organized by RIAC and Center for Political Research MFA of Israel

... "Libya: between Turkey, Egypt and others?" On July 28, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Center for Political Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Russia held a closed online seminar “Assessing the Middle East conflicts (Lebanon, Iraq and Libya). View from Russia and Israel”. The event was attended by leading experts and diplomats from Russia and Israel. The seminar was divided into two sessions: "Political instability in Lebanon and Iraq: ...

30.07.2020
 

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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  
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