Search: Russia,Syria,Iran,European Union (7 materials)

Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... like it or not, the West, including Europe, are on the losing side of the conflict in Syria and this automatically limits leverage During the 11 th EU–Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy (EUREN) meeting , Andrea Dessì, Senior Fellow... ... he expects from the Syrian constitution talks, how the U.S. is exerting pressure on Iran via sanctions and what the EU and Russia have in common when it comes to the Middle... ... will be following the process very closely. There are multiple reasons as to why the European Union has limited influence over this situation. The EU has been sidelined...

06.11.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

Iran in the Middle East: Regional Spoiler or Stakeholder? Iran’s critical role ... ... security agenda of the Middle East is indisputable. No matter what we discuss — the Syrian settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or political dynamics... ... than it is part of the solution. Of course, Iran’s friends and partners, including Russia, argue the opposite. All these disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international...

13.05.2019

A Scenario in Syria

What might be a “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many of the ...

04.04.2019

The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for settling the Syrian issue. By 2019, the Syrian ...

13.02.2019

Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

Russia and its partners can arguably win the war, but they cannot win the peace in Syria Historically, the Middle East has never been a Russia’s strategic priority comparable to Europe, the North-East Pacific ... ... Black Sea area and in the Northern and Southern Caucasus, in trade and investment, in energy and in tourism. The second was Iran — another difficult ally, which played an active role in many international matters very important to Moscow — from civil ...

22.11.2018

Here's a Breakdown of Russia's Foreign Policy Goals

... Center's Dmitry Trenin writes During the 2014 Ukraine crisis, Russia broke from the post–Cold War system and openly challenged ... ... national interests is over. On the contrary, Russia’s operation in Syria, which began in the fall of 2015, poses a fresh challenge ... ... engagement with the West on issues such as Ukraine, Syria, or Iranian and North Korean nuclear matters is geared to these priorities.... ... with Western Europe. Russia also hoped that developments in the European Union, including Brexit and elections in France, would ...

21.08.2017

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return Relations ... ... include security concerns and disputes revolving around NATO and European Union enlargement, Russian actions in Crimea and eastern ... ... Then, in early April 2017, the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at Syrian airbase on grounds that the Syrian military had allegedly ... ... Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear accord with Iran impact U.S. Missile Defense deployments in Europe — particularly ...

28.06.2017

Poll conducted

  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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