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Peace in the Middle East: Are the Abraham Accords a Game-Changer in the Peace Process?

The Accords are a real game-changer for the Middle East Peace Process, with their value lying in the precedent they created On August 13, 2020, President of the United States Donald Trump wrote on his official Twitter account that Israel and the UAE were ready to sign a peace treaty. Soon after, a joint statement was released on the normalisation of relations between Israel and the UAE. Later, on September 11, the head of the White House went on to tweet that Bahrain would join the UAE, attaching ...


Turkish Hegemony in the Mediterranean Likely to Create a Mess in the Region

... countries that it can cause much deprivation and misery, as compared to Saudi Arabia that is in a leading role of the Muslim Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In recent developments, after the historic peace deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, Turkey threatened to end its diplomatic ties with the UAE. However, Turkey was the first Muslim majority country to recognize the State of Israel in March 1949. Turkey, nonetheless, has severe reservations on whether the UAE would establish ...


How US “Caesar Act” Will Affect the Situation in Syria and Moscow’s Policy

... negotiations with Syria and its allies. Ruslan Mamedov: Russia in Syria: A “Path Dependence Hybrid Warfare” Secondary sanctions are also hitting the Gulf states, some of which in recent years have gone the extra mile towards Damascus. Thus, the UAE, having restored its official contacts with Syria, resumed the work of its embassy in Damascus, develop cooperation at the level of intelligence services, and outlined business projects. Now, these projects are at risk of sanctions. For the UAE, Damascus ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... unbridgeable. Yemen will continue to be a war zone, and the Houthis will act to have the upper hand in north Yemen, rejecting any dictated agendas to resolve the conflict as their war with other parties and countries is a “to be or not to be”. KSA and the UAE will try through some agents to target the leader of the Houthis Abdul Malek Al Houthi to abort the dreams of the Houthis to have their political and military power in Yemen and in the region. Simultaneously, the Houthis will increase their targets ...


RIAC at the Sixth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate ADSD 2019

On November 9–11, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE) hosted the sixth annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate ADSD 2019, one of the main regional platforms for discussing security issues, long-term trends in the development of the system of international relations and the world economy. On November 9–11,...


RIAC and The Emirates Center for Strategic Research and Studies (ECSRS) Discuss Human Rights and Situation in the Gulf

On October 17, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the Emirates Center for Strategic Research and Studies, held a seminar on human rights and politics: experience of Russia and the UAE. On October 17, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the Emirates Center for Strategic Research and Studies, held a seminar on human rights and politics: experience of Russia and the UAE. The event was opened ...


Russia Recognises the UAE as a Force for Peace in Gulf

... Policy in the Middle East: Achievements and Limitations In this context, the move to arrange a meeting with the leaders of the Gulf states could be viewed as an attempt to downplay Russia's diplomatic support for Iran and reassure Saudi Arabia and the UAE that despite Moscow's relations with Tehran, the latter is still far from being Russia's only partner in the region. Moreover, in an interview to Al Arabiya, Putin has reaffirmed Russia's desire to facilitate a dialogue between the Gulf states and ...


Yemen: Federalization as an Alternative to War

... enemy with the United Arab Emirates: the al-Islah Islamic party on which Saudi Arabia relies. In the summer of 2019, the United Arab Emirates began to pointedly reduce its military presence in Yemen. The south was transferred to the control of the pro-UAE STC. This allowed the United Arab Emirates to solve several problems with one move: first, it reduced tensions in the country’s relations with Iran, which finances the Houthis; and second, it relieved the United Arab Emirates of its responsibility ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... of NATO, also have a facility in Bahrain. Bahrain is also the most tolerant and open country in the region. Kuwait is another example of quite close partnership with the EU and the new delegation to Kuwait is an indication of their relationship. The UAE too is allied to nearly all EU states. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. In your opinion, are these claims grounded? How do you assess the efforts taken by the Qatari government to counter terrorism financing? Andrey Kortunov: ...


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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  
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