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Russia in Syria: A “Path Dependence Hybrid Warfare”

At present, Russian policy towards Syria is dictated by a general focus on maintaining the necessary level of participation, but not a thorough immersion Researchers are still divided on the need to use the term ‘hybrid warfare’. Focusing on the essence of conflicts may be a far ...

07.07.2020

ISPI Holds Expert Discussion on Impact of COVID-19 on Situation in Syria

On June 26, 2020, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) conducted an online expert discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the changes in the "rules of the game" in the Syrian conflict On June 26, 2020, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) conducted an online expert discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the changes in the "rules of the game" in the Syrian conflict. The panelists ...

28.06.2020

The Role of External Players in Mashreq Conflicts Discussed at Shaikh Group Expert Meeting

... assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in Mashreq region took place. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the role of external players in conflict situations in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Russia was represented at the meeting by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Expert, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO.

20.06.2020

RIAC and ECFR Discuss Situation in Syria

On June 3, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) held a closed virtual seminar on the situation in Syria On June 3, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) held a closed virtual seminar on the situation in Syria. The event was attended by leading Russian and European experts. Andrey ...

04.06.2020

The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... leaders, whose ambitions are, at this historical juncture, under powerful pressure from both within and without; this test may be even more relevant there than in other parts of the crumbling, yet interconnected world. “Old” internal conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, new-type protest movements demanding a change of the ruling elites (the “everyone means everyone” slogan) in Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq, balancing on the brink of an armed conflict in the Persian Gulf – this chronic instability ...

26.05.2020

U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... strategic stability; it will be the only one. Reliable round-the-clock communications between the military and security headquarters of the major powers and hotlines between their leaders would help deal with incidents: U.S.-Russian deconfliction in Syria has demonstrated the effectiveness of maintaining contacts. Yet deconfliction has to be balanced against the profound lack of mutual trust between the political and military leaderships of the great powers. Having fewer windows on the opponent—and ...

25.05.2020

The US-Kurdish Problematique

... stand-alone evolution of US relations with the Kurds in Iraq (in contrast to the Kurds in general) is also evident through the different US foreign policy approaches developed towards Kurdish entities. In contrast, the US relations with the Kurds of Syria and Turkey are both still to be found at an early stage. Limited interactions to have taken place are those through events such as the Syrian crisis (March 2011) or earlier the capture of Abdullah Ӧcalan in February 1999, which was facilitated ...

20.05.2020

War, the Economy and Politics in Syria: Broken Links

... alarming global events, like the coronavirus pandemic, the oil price crash and the slowdown of world economic growth have eclipsed the armed conflicts in the Middle East, which drop off and flare up from time to time. The temporary disappearance of Syria from front page news and new Russia-Turkey agreements on a ceasefire in Idlib are far from comforting. This is merely a tactical pause that should give serious food for thought on Syria’s future in the increasingly unpredictable and rapidly changing ...

17.04.2020

The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... sanctions. The alternative is smuggling and semi-legal schemes, which increase costs several times over, and are fraught with the danger of criminal prosecution. Other countries face a similar situation. The first COVID-19 cases have been registered in Syria, a country that is in a state of war. The strict oil embargo has resulted in a shortage of petrol, which is needed by both the military and medics. Cuba has faced fuel shortages as a result of a U.S.-led embargo for years now. Venezuela and a number ...

31.03.2020
 

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