Search: Syria,Iran,European Union (8 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... ... 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 in shaping the 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 in Lebanon —, Iran remains the big elephant in the room. Its impact on the region is profound, multifaceted and controversial. The predominant view in the West in general ...

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 parties on the list of wished-for partners are strongly hostile to each other, and it might therefore perhaps not be possible ...

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

... EU-imposed sanctions and restoring a modicum of economic relations with Western Europe. Russia also hoped that developments in the European Union, including Brexit and elections in France, would lead to a less Atlanticist, less Russoskeptic EU. These hopes ... ... exports by about a third. Expansion of Russian arms sales has not compensated for this shortfall. Russia’s intervention in Syria has brought Moscow into a situational alliance with Iran, and has led to close and not always friendly interaction with Turkey. Rhetorically, furthering Eurasian economic integration ...

21.08.2017

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

... Hamas, among other “terrorist” groups, including the Islamic State — in addition to accusing Qatar of working closely with Iran. Saudi Arabia’s 13 demands on Qatar — with Turkey backing up Qatar — appear eerily reminiscent of Austro-Hungarian ... ... development of eastern Ukraine and Crimea? What should be done about refugee crisis from eastern Ukraine to Russia and from Syria and other countries to the European Union countries? How should Russia and the European Union respond? Impact of rise of China China is the elephant in the ...

28.06.2017

Future Relations with Iran Hinge on Syria Crisis

According to European and Russian experts on the Middle East, use of force against Syria is fraught with dire consequences. On September 23, Russian International Affairs Council held a meeting of analysts from ... ... ECFR Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, settlement of the Syria situation should impact both relations with Iran and its talks with the "group of six" on the nuclear program. Mr. Levy believes that the Syria and Iran issues ...

25.09.2013

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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