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The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities

... their interests are not represented in a global deal that directly affects regional security. Alexander Kozintsev: Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times The Middle Eastern allies of the USA Major regional players, such as Saudi Arabia or Israel, will be wary of the Biden administration’s first actions regarding the return of the United States to the JCPOA and the sanctions relief. The Israelis are openly against the deal concluded under Barack Obama. Given that J. Biden ...


How to End the War in Yemen in 2020?

... represented by the IRP and the STC. Yet, if we take a closer look, these seemingly positive trends are moving in opposite directions and could ultimately generate new clashes. If we compare the two documents, the RA that was signed under the auspices of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2019 but has not so far been implemented, and the JD that has not yet been signed, we will see that they have radically different goals. The RA is intended to bring back to Aden the IRP’s offices that had been pushed out ...


The Egoistic Approach of Saudis Fails to Deter Doha Despite the Blockade

During the blockade Qatar was always open for dialogue, thus winning the moral and ethical battle on this front It has been three years since Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries imposed a land and sea blockade on Qatar. The objective was to isolate Qatar from the rest of the world, but all these efforts failed miserably and Doha became more active than earlier. During these three years,...


The Yemeni Impasse: War During the Pandemic

... defeats on the forces that are loyal to the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition troops. Even after the coronavirus had hit the country, the Houthis resumed ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, and also launched an offensive in Marib Governorate. Clashes also broke out near the strategically important Al-Hudaydah Port. The Battle of Marib Marib Governorate is considered the richest province in northern Yemen, with oil and gas ...


Can Russia, Saudi Arabia Strike New OPEC+ Deal with US Help?

As the OPEC+ deal has expired, Russia and Saudi Arabia remain at odds, though the United States offered encouraging words that production cuts might be negotiated The Russian-Saudi feud over oil production has destabilized the market even as the industry faces anemic demand and the potential ...


America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

The U.S.-Saudi Arabia-Iran Tensions: It Seemed We Were Moving Towards a Conflict More Dramatic Than Anything We Have Already Seen Key ideas from Daniel Levy’s speech during the “Persian Gulf: War and Peace” session of the 9th Valdai Discussion Club’s ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... the whole world order. The tension between the ruling elites and citizens will reshape regional political geography. With conflicting principles of superpowers, the Middle East will undergo a high risk of conflict in spheres of influence between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey and other rising regional powers which seek to play a pivotal role in local and global affairs, attempting to shape the multipolar world. The persistence of conflicts and the absence of real effective political and economic ...


The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action

... the United States will limit itself to continued support for Israel and persistent pressure on Iran. A regional hegemonic power could theoretically replace the non-regional hegemon. In the MENA region, the most apparent candidate for this position is Saudi Arabia (or, rather, a combination of the Saudi resource base and the political ambitions of the UAE). For Moscow, such an option would be undoubtedly undesirable, as it would deprive Russia of its current comparative advantage of avoiding taking ...


What to Expect from Putin's Visit to Saudi Arabia?

Moscow and Riyadh have more capability for productive cooperation and compromise on those issues that the parties still diverge on Vladimir Putin is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia Oct. 14, 2019. The Russian president made his only trip to Riyadh way back in 2007 , and the two leaders have refrained from top-level visits until Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud made a historic first visit to Russia in October ...


Yemen: Federalization as an Alternative to War

... Yemen. This was accompanied by pogroms and persecutions of northerners in Aden. Such developments are fraught not only with the spiralling of the Yemen crisis, but also with a possible clash between the principal parties of the anti-Houthi coalition: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Riyadh is counting on Hadi as the leader of a united country, while Abu Dhabi uses its STC proxies to create the conditions for splitting up the country, thus weakening the position of the pro-Saudi President....


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