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Settling the Syrian Conflict Amid the Ukrainian Crisis: Political Economy Perspective

... be key in resolving the Syrian crisis. Economic reintegration may prove to be a catalyst for the peace process. This working paper presents a political economy model for the settlement of the situation in Syria. The author explores the positions of Russia, Iran and China in Syria and their points of interaction. Possible scenarios for the development of the situation in Syria are analysed in detail, as are the modalities of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the configuration of external actors of the Syrian conflict. Settling ...


Russia and Iran in Syria: A Competitive Partnership?

... power and expanding its territorial control through concomitant diplomatic efforts. Throughout the Syrian war, regularized military and political exchanges have served to strengthen the Russia-Iran relationship. With the changing military dynamics in Syria, Russia, Iran, and Turkey spearheaded the Astana Process as a parallel track to the UN mediation. Moscow’s diplomatic and military gains on the ground have also embroiled them in a broader regional geopolitical competition between the United States, ...


Russia’s Approach to Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Syria

... on July 9, 2021. In this context, Russia cannot agree with the comments on “the obvious progress” in cross-line aid deliveries, when the situation has hardly improved. Kirill Semenov Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria Russia’s main concerns about CBM and prolongation of UNSC res. 2585 To wrap up all mentioned above, Russia’s main concerns about the CBM and its prolongation revolve around six main arguments. 1. There is next to none projects of early recovery and ...


Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

... possibility of this scenario having the most pernicious effect on the Euro-Atlantic solidarity. Moscow still has certain leverage to manage this situation, since Syria’s SDF-controlled northeast is essentially split into two areas of responsibility, the Russian-Syrian one in the west and American in the east. Americans still apparently hold the advantage in both areas as they control the air space over both. Washington most likely takes into account possible Moscow–Ankara arrangements concerning a Turkish ...


Pragmatic Proposals to Optimize Russia’s Pledged Rehabilitation of Ethiopia

... Hybrid War threats through economic, informational, military, and other tactics and strategies such as the action plan that was proposed in the present piece. “Democratic Security” approaches vary by country as evidenced from the differing ones that Russia’s practicing in Syria and the CAR, but the concept could attract many more African partners if it’s successful in Ethiopia by next fall’s summit. Russia must therefore do everything in its power to bring this best-case scenario about. Rehabilitating Ethiopia won’t ...


Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing

... gets more focused on the region and invests more resources and political capital in eroding Russian partnerships (e.g. by incentivising Turkey to become a more disciplined member of the NATO Alliance). Andrey Kortunov: A Tale of Two Interventions: Why Russia Succeeded in Syria When U.S. Failed in Afghanistan Standing by Legitimacy vs Promoting Change Russian leadership has traditionally taken a consistently legalistic approach to political developments in the world at large and in the Eastern Mediterranean region in particular....


Moscow’s Caucasian Conundrum: Turkish-Russian Relations and the Limits of “Strategic Competition”

... Turkey into an independent regional player. Although Ankara sought to assert a separate position from the United States, it still found itself on the same side of U.S. policy on the Syrian Civil War, albeit with different aims than Washington. Turkish-Russian competition in Syria was especially intense, culminating in the Turkish shootdown of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 over the Syrian airspace on 24 November 2015. Pietro Shakarian: Karabakh—A Delicate Matter The Sukhoi incident marked the lowest ebb in the Russo-Turkish ...


RIAC and RUSI Discussed Russian and UK Interests in Iran and Syria

... positions on key issues of the regional agenda. Within the framework of the workshop two sessions were held. The first session was devoted to the regional policy of Iran. The second one was dedicated to the views of Russia and the UK on the situation in Syria. Leading Russian and British experts took part at the meeting.


Comparing The Contours of Russia’s Ummah Pivot in Syria & Afghanistan

... operation in the Panjshir region and wants it to respect the Shiite minority, while Dushanbe remains concerned about its co-ethnics in that country. Russia must therefore see to it that these fault lines don’t provoke any proxy conflicts. Unlike in Syria, Russia is not the kingmaker of Afghan affairs because it has no military involvement in the country and thus is not capable of leading the political process there. Rather, it must creatively leverage its diplomatic capabilities to improve the socio-economic ...


A Tale of Two Interventions: Why Russia Succeeded in Syria When U.S. Failed in Afghanistan

... infrastructure in Central Asia? Yet, no matter how important these and other questions might be, they should not distract Moscow’s attention from strategic collaboration with the principal regional actors in Afghanistan. The preliminary results achieved by Russia in Syria give us grounds to hope that the Kremlin might well succeed in avoiding obvious miscalculations in Afghanistan. First published in the Republic .


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