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The Shaikh Group Expert Meeting on Security Challenges in the Middle East

... North Africa took place. High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East. Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle ...


RIAC and EUI Webinar “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”

... Affairs Council (RIAC) Discussion points: Causes for previous failures to build a regional security Ways to facilitate talks in post-JCPOA era Changes and role of Russian policy in the Persian Gulf Biden administration policies and its influence on Saudi-Iranian talks. Impacts of Iran’s presidential elections on regional talks Working language: English. June 28, 2021, 15:00 GMT+3 The event will be streamed online via RIAC website, YouTube channel, and RIAC page on Facebook. Please, leave your questions ...


Meeting Security Challenges in the Gulf: Ideal Solutions and Practical Steps

... and transport. Foreign military involvement in the civil war in Yemen, which has already resulted in a humanitarian disaster in the country, the political pressure on Qatar from a number of neighbouring Arab states and the never-ending tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia are just the most graphic illustrations of this dangerous situation [ 1 ]. In addition, many Gulf countries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to domestic social and political unrest due to increasing volatility in the global oil market ...


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

... resist the temptation to include new conditions for a “new” deal. This path of the United States can delay the process and create new problems, especially if the Americans take into account the views of their Middle Eastern allies, such as Israel or Saudi Arabia. The Iranian nuclear issue remains resolvable only when it is discussed outside the regional policy issues and with limited participation of international players. The 2015 deal was optimal in this regard, and the parties should be committed to the existing ...


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 Middle East ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... threatening 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 ...


Yemen: Federalization as an Alternative to War

... capable of organizing such an attack all on their own since they had previously shown cruise missiles with the necessary range to the public. However, in all fairness, we should note that experts identified them as radically simplified knock-offs of Iranian cruise missiles. Debates about the military capabilities of the Houthis are likely to continue, but some conclusions can be drawn. The war in Yemen costs Saudi Arabia dearly, both economically and in terms of its public image. Saudi Arabia is also clearly vulnerable to new attacks, despite enormous military spending and assistance from the United States. The media has added fuel to the fire by suggesting ...


Attack on Saudi Arabia: What Next?

Repeated attacks and growing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran put a question mark over the future of Middle Eastern exports The attack on the infrastructure facilities of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company Saudi Aramco is the largest interruption of energy supplies in history (in absolute terms)....


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice Bahrain is a very good example of a small country surviving a very difficult strategic environment. If you think about the Gulf, one thinks of both the regional powers such as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the global actors: the US, UK, Russia. I decided to look at something else, at Bahrain, the smallest state in the region. It is less than one thousand-square-kilometers. And the academic question of how Bahrain could survive against such ...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... expanded to include the navies of the leading European powers, as well as Japan and South Korea, which also receive a large share of their hydrocarbons via the Strait of Hormuz. Subsequently, it would be wise to involve the navies of the United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other coastal states of the Gulf in the operation. However, even before joining the operation, the United States could demonstrate to the entire world that protecting the freedom of navigation is indeed a priority of its foreign policy,...


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