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Turkey and the Containment of Iran in the Middle East

... military presence in northern Syria are already straining relations between Ankara and Washington. Reluctance to make a compromise on the issue of PYD-led Syrian Kurds may prompt Turkey to seriously consider military and political cooperation with Iran in Syria and Iraq. Yuri Barmin: The Syrian Congress in Sochi: Too Much Too Soon However, it is related political issues that may strain relations between the two major powers in the region. Iran's recent advancements in close geographical proximity to Turkey ...


Looking for Options: The Israeli Establishment and the Syrian Conflict

... strengthened al-Assad government remaining in power. That would be the best explanation for why it was recently revealed that Israel is arming some Sunni jihadist rebels. Israel is willing to ally itself with Salafist rebels in order to prevent the “Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah axis” from proclaiming victory in the Syrian Civil War. Whether this proves to be a wise decision for Israel, remains to be seen. Russia’s Syrian Foreign Policy: The Israeli’s Vantage Point Ruslan Mamedov: Non-Governmental and ...


RIAC and IRAS Discuss Russia-Iran Cooperation in the Middle East

... at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC expert, and Vasily Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, RIAC expert, represented Russia at the meeting. Iranian side was represented by the following speakers: Mahmud Shuri, Fellow for Russian Studies, IRAS, and Hassan Ahmadian, Research Fellow, IRAS. Experts name the Syrian crisis and its resolution among the key factors for the future setting of the entire Middle East. The parties noted that the existence of ISIS had been uniting players with very different interests for the sake of one goal. The victory over ISIS ...


Non-Governmental and Irregular Armed Groups in the Syria/Iraq Conflict Zone

... Russia’s direct military presence into account when forming their foreign policies in the future. RIAC and IRAS Report “Russia-Iran Partnership: an Overview and Prospects for the Future” Having found themselves on the same side of the barricades in Syria, Russia and Iran decided to engage in tactical cooperation, despite the differences in terms of their interests. Irrespective of how the Syrian conflict is resolved, it will be of paramount importance for Russia to preserve its naval base in that country. In this ...


War of Interests for Peace in Syria

... intended for observers outside the “trio” are perceived inside the “trio” with caution, as is the initiative to convene the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, despite Iran’s assurances of consenting to it. Vitaly Naumkin: What Awaits Syria? Iran’s Expectations of Syria’s Future Emphasizing their significant role in propelling the process forward, the parties noted that the talks focused on the following key issues: the war on terrorism (which is nearly over) and consent to hold the ...


Trio in Tehran

... Ali Khamenei's statement, made during the conversation with Vladimir Putin, contains the following message: Iran does not believe that the war is coming to an end. Therefore, it is unlikely that Iran will support the reduction of Russian troops from Syria. Iran benefits from the defeat of the "Islamic state", as the Iranians are gradually filling the emerging vacuum in Iraq and Syria. Tehran's influence in the region is growing. And the main menace to it is the position of the U.S. and its allies,...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... global power, the Saudis understand this very well. This means that the Saudis must deal with Russia in order to achieve what they want in Syria, or at least preserve the minimum of their interests over there. The other Saudi option is to leave the Syrian field for Iran and Turkey and totally detach themselves from Syria and its ongoing war. To Saudi Arabia, Russia is not an enemy nor a fierce competitor. It is the Iranian influence that Saudis fear the most, it is the historical enemy of Saudi Arabia, and both ...


Saudi Arabia and Yemen Specialists Visit RIAC. TASS Press-Conference

On October 5, 2017, along with the historical visit of the King of Saudi Arabia to Moscow, several events were held to focus on the current state of relations and prospects for development of relations between Moscow and Riyadh. On October 5, 2017, along with the historical visit of the King of Saudi Arabia to Moscow, several events were held to focus on the current state of relations and prospects for development of relations between Moscow and Riyadh. The first half of the day was marked by the...


Hypertension between Iran and the USA

... and from the State Department. Iran's leadership is accused of violating the spirit of JCPOA and Resolution 2331 of the UN Security Council , calling to terminate the ballistic missile development program, and of aggressive politics in West Asia. Iran's actions in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen, as well as the support for Hezbollah and Hamas cause great indignation. There have been concerns about violation of human rights in Iranian prisons. On May 21, 2017, at the opening of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in ...


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

... coerce its former partners turned rivals — the United States above all — to acknowledge Russia’s security interests and accept its importance as a power to be reckoned with globally. Moscow’s engagement with the West on issues such as Ukraine, Syria, or Iranian and North Korean nuclear matters is geared to these priorities. With the Minsk II agreement of February 2015, Moscow aims to create an insurmountable constitutional obstacle in Ukraine to Kiev’s accession to NATO and insert a pro-Russian element ...


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