Search: Russia,Syria (302 materials)


Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... influence and working to stop Iran from becoming too powerful in the region. Currently the US views Iran as an enemy and as a state sponsor of terrorism, whereas Russia has cooperated with Iran on a number of issues, including providing support for Syria’s embattled government. Despite Russia and the US seemingly occupying diametrically opposing positions with regards to Iran, there are actually a number of issues where the two share mutual interests. For instance, Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is neither in the US’ interests, nor ...


Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead

... Middle East. Both Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran regard each other as necessary components of the regional architecture that they envision for the Middle East. The paper attempts to shed light on the views of Moscow and Tehran on these issues. Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead , 1.7 Mb


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... contradictions through dialogue. Bilateral and multilateral dialogue, UN mechanisms, and international law should bring the parties to de-escalate tensions. Russia’s Foreign Minister also said Moscow was ready to act as a mediator should it be necessary. Russia is particularly concerned about the Syrian and Libyan part of the Eastern Mediterranean since Russia has maintained a military presence in Syria since 2015. By 2020, the world had seen the violence in the Syrian crisis abating but, in 2019–2020, both Lebanon and Syria’s economic situation ...


Syrian Idlib: What’s Next?

... trust-based system of informal payments between brokers and traders) and were carried out through the local monetary financial “hub”, the town of Sarmadam which is in the immediate vicinity of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing. Aleksandr Aksenenok: Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations The HTS’s claims to economic dominance repeatedly prompted countermeasures by Idlib’s heavies, who used the discontent of the local populace with their low quality of life. In October-November 2019, they managed ...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... (nuclear deal) and, as a consequence, strengthen Iranian economic presence in Syria. Is it any surprise then that the active exchange of delegations between Russia and Syria in September and October 2020 (the visit to Damascus by Co-Chair of the Permanent Russian-Syrian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (IGC) Yuri Borisov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and the return visit by a Syrian delegation headed by Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour ...


Russia and the EU in Syria: Need for New Approaches?

... problem and necessity for more comprehensive approaches. The paper highlights the possibility of selective engagement of both parties on post-conflict reconstruction in Syria and the prospects for their increasing influence within the ongoing situation. Russia and the EU in Syria: Need for New Approaches? 1.5 Mb


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... consensus in Libya, with foreign media having reported headlines addressing the new "front" between Moscow and Ankara in this context. Paris believes that the missile attack (in the first months of 2018) launched by the U.S., Britain and France in Syria created a rift between Russia and Turkey, who have different views on some issues, especially in Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron said this in a televised interview. It is no secret that the Western attacks in Syria at that time sought, among other things, to cause a ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... base for launching active operations against Bashar Assad’s forces and the Russian military infrastructure in Syria, then it is only a matter of time until a new crisis between Russia and Turkey breaks out. Operations against the Kurds in Northern Syria . Unsurprisingly, Russia and Turkey have different attitudes towards the Syrian Kurds and the role they would like to see them play in the country’s future. Thus far, Ankara and Moscow have managed to avoid problems on this issue by “agreeing to disagree.” However,...


Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations

... achieved as part of the implementation of the de-escalation zone agreement developed by the “Astana Troika” with Syria’s participation. This development makes it possible to avoid the worst-case scenario, which would not have been in the interests of Syria, Russia and Turkey. In no way does it change the attitude towards the Idlib problem as part of the principled approach to restoring Syria’s territorial integrity and the joint fight against terrorism. As for U.S.–Syria relations, Russia is pursuing ...


What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia?

... agreements regarding the Syrian war. To pay in the financial sense by concluding “almost exclusive contracts” in oil, gas, ports, transportation and other sectors. Six: Russia as an Internal Actor Igor Matveev: The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria? Russia has a presence in almost everything that is related to Syria. Specifically, Russia is involved in: issues of war and peace, infrastructure development, combating terrorism, dissolution and settlement policies, post-war policies, etc., which often ...


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