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Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... interests to work together and do so. Iran The US and Russia would also benefit from combining their political influence and working to stop Iran from becoming too powerful in the region. Currently the US views Iran as an enemy and as a state sponsor of terrorism, whereas Russia has cooperated with Iran on a number of issues, including providing support for Syria’s embattled government. Despite Russia and the US seemingly occupying diametrically opposing positions with regards to Iran, there are actually a number of ...

01.02.2021

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace

... ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ governments, numerous militias, terrorist groups, and foreign military contingents, which constitute the covert and overt tools of a new kind of geopolitical rivalry. As a result, the region remains a source of violence and terrorism, dramatic national upheavals, humanitarian catastrophes on a global scale, and waves of migration. The price of revolutions, the resultant devastation and foreign interference proved too high and relapses cannot be ruled out. Source: Valdai ...

11.07.2019

UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To, Not Past Each Other

... four workshops on the most pressing security issues: the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty; organised crime and terrorism; the Middle East; and cyber security. Certainly, the four roundtables that RUSI and RIAC hosted on these sensitive ... ... salient security issues brought out some contentious views, but also revealed plenty of scope for practical agreement. The UK and Russian participants’ approaches to security questions may not always align but, as the numerous recommendations indicate, there ...

05.04.2019

Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... establish some form of NATO in the Middle East are doomed to failure. Eventually I don’t see any streamlined collective security system in the Middle East. The main goal today is to end the conflict in Syria and embark on economic recovery there. Russia will not be able to do this single-handedly but from the viewpoint of the future this is very important. Syria has always been at the crossroads of trade in the Middle East. Now it is necessary for everything there to stabilize. Judging by conversations ...

27.02.2019

Second Seminar within Russian-British RIAC and RUSI Project on Security Issues

... measures, combating terrorism and violent extremism, cooperation on cyber security issues and interaction of the two countries on crisis management in North Africa and the Middle East and to develop appropriate recommendations. The second seminar of the Russian-British project focused on the analysis of the positions of the parties in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, sharing experience, and developing recommendations. The first day of the seminar concentrated on the methods for combating transnational organized crime in Russia and the UK, the activities of the police and relevant agencies ...

11.11.2018

Syrian Surprises

The Mutating Inter-Relations among the Key Actors in the Syrian Conflict: Russia, the United States, Turkey, Iran and Israel The Syrian crisis continues to bring new surprises. Analysts are becoming increasingly concerned with the “mutating” configuration of relations among the global and regional actors, driven primarily ...

04.10.2018

Interview to British Channel 4

... but we managed pragmatically to create what we call Astana Process, Astana Format. The Syrian government, given the fact that Russia, Iran cooperate with Turkey on the basis of decisions, which lead to de-escalation, accepted Astana Process as such. It ... ... President Assad is protecting the sovereignty of his country. He is protecting his country and in a broader sense the region from terrorism, which was really about a couple of weeks from taking over Damascus in September 2015. We did not want the repetition ...

02.07.2018

Philip Ingram: Using HUMINT in Cyberspace Is Best to Fight Extremists Online

... networks by terrorists, combining HUMINT techniques in a cyber environment works well. In your assessment, what should be done to enhance international cooperation in the field of terrorist crime prevention? Does Britain have a relative cooperation with Russia? What should be done to improve it? Philip Ingram: There are two areas where we see international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The first is through formal networks such as INTERPOL and EUROPOL, and the second is through bilateral relationships set up between different agencies in different countries. These latter relationships are very personality-driven, but are probably ...

21.06.2018

Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition

... terror in St. Petersburg last year and the meeting of the heads of the Russian and US secret services were not part of the general picture and are not enough to reverse the trend. It is asserted that the United States and the West in general can fight terrorism without Russia. For the time being the word “terrorism” is timidly applied to Russia but it looks like the discourse is about to change. Judging by what we have seen, the West has prepared the role of outsider for Russia. The recent events in Britain have ...

10.04.2018

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

... Pakistan military has extensively been exposed to and gained experience in counter-terrorism. Pakistan army’s experience in countering guerrilla warfare in Pakistan’s mountainous areas adjacent to Afghanistan has enough importance to be shared with Russia.  Terrorism has become imminent threat for Russia. To counter the scourge of terrorism, mutual defense cooperation and mutual efforts are crucial. Pakistan army has widely operated against terrorism and can provide primary assistance and training to Russia....

28.02.2018
 

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  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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