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Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

... reliability are rare commodities in the region and the demand for them is high. Andrey Kortunov: The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim Third, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for the region. In some situations (such as Yemen), the United Nations can and should become a key actor; in other cases (such as Iraq), the main role of external powers should be to assist the legitimate government to strengthen positive trends that already take place on the ground. In places ...


Meeting with the Shaikh Group Consultancy Management

... February 5, 2019, delegation of Shaikh Group international consultancy headed by the CEO Salman Shaikh visited Russian International Affairs Council. In the course of the meeting the sides discussed issues of resolving conflict situations in Syria and Yemen, the role of regional players and great powers in the evolution of the Middle East region, and possibility of preparing joint proposals for creating a new security system in the Middle East by specialized expert organizations from Russia, the USA,...


Middle East – 2030

... has a strong US-supported axis of Israel and Saudi Arabia at its core, with Egypt being largely dependent upon these two. Saudi Arabia also projects power towards Kuwait and the other states of the Arab Peninsula. Contested grounds are Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen, Gaza, and the West Bank, as well as pockets of Sunni insurgents in Syria and Iraq. Some areas will change in less obvious ways, more gradually. Turkey is rather successfully defining a self-conscious new and very independent geopolitical position ...


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... powers on the general dynamics of development in the Middle East, most significant challenges and threats emanating from the region, possible mechanisms and sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential instability in other countries of the region. Aleksandr Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, represent Russian side at the meeting.


The Arab World: Between Violence and Consensus

... life of the region during those years, at least to the outside observer, was violence. The Syrian Civil War has claimed between 200,000 and 500,000 lives. As many as 70,000 people have lost their lives as a result of two civil wars in Libya. And the Yemeni Civil War counts several thousand among its victims, with the humanitarian catastrophe it is leaving in its wake has affected millions. We have worked ourselves into a situation in which an enormous region, one that stretches “from the Ocean ...


Yemen after Saleh’s Death: Moscow on Standby

Regional Forces in Yemen and the Possible Balance of Power after Saleh’s Death On 4 December 2017, former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated in his home country. His murder came after clashes in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a and a schism within ...


The Middle East and a New Round of Escalation of the War in Yemen

The Murder of Ali Abdullah Saleh May Lead to a More Violent Saudi Campaign in Yemen Clashes erupted in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on November 29, 2017 between former tactical allies, the armed Houthi militias and supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh (who led the country from 1978 to 2012). On December 2, following ...


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

... in the past three years, whether in local, regional or global affairs. Rapprochement with Russia is not the only change, but the most interesting, with no doubt. This development can be added to each of, the Egyptian-Saudi rapprochement, the war in Yemen, the new car driving regulations and the ongoing arrests of “corrupt” royals and senior officials in Riyadh. I believe the decision to approach Moscow was mostly made by Saudis but very much welcomed by Russians.Indeed, a lot has changed in ...


Yemen Crisis: Causes, Threats and Resolution Scenarios

RIAC Policy Brief No. 14 The events in Yemen has long remained in the shadow of the numerous crises in other Middle Eastern countries. Nevertheless, the Yemen crisis carries threats that have already started to affect its neighbours in the Arabian Peninsula and which might affect the interests ...


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