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Russia and the Arab Mashreq: The Post-Conflict Period in Syria

... foundation of the independent Turkish Republic headed by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. In 1926, the USSR was the rst country to recognize the independence of Saudi Arabia under its founder Abdulaziz Al Saud, supplying the country – one of the poorest in the Arab world at the time – with staple commodities, including fuel. Soviet Russia was also among the rst nations to recognize Israel. These and other examples invariably turned out to be failu res for the USSR’s foreign policy. And there were various ...


The Missing Piece to Russia’s Soft Power Approach in the Middle East

... understood as being focused on providing alternative informational work, as opposed to presenting an attractive image of Russia. However, Russia, which has historically paid less attention to soft power , now experiences growing discontent from the Arab world, partly due to its military involvement in the Syrian conflict. Indeed, supporting Bashar al-Assad and having strategic partnership with Iran, has tarnished Russia’s image in the eyes of the Sunni majority nations in the region. Not to mention,...


Arabs and Secularism

... followers of all religions or sects and boredom. In addition to owning a theological intellectual absolute truth both temporal and spiritual. All those facts and lessons of complex and conflicting. It need to assess and interpret and analyze within the Arab world. In this context, happened a lot of discussion and dialogue under headings and different names: Arabism and Islam.Islam and modernity.Islam between the ego and the other.Islam between the past and the future.Islam between intellectual comfort ...


Pessimism of Reason and Optimism of Will. The Arab World the Day After Tomorrow

... least in relations between Egypt and Sudan, Syria and Israel, Syria and Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Jordan and Palestine, Jordan and Israel. Looking at the social sphere, we can say with confidence that in 40 years’ time the Arab world will face a new demographic crisis. Those who are 25 now will be reaching retirement age. This is the generation that constitutes the so-called “youth spike”, whose employment problems were one of the causes of Arab Spring in Tunisia,...


Arabian Gulf & Cultural Dimension: As an Influential Force in Determining Interests

... model for such a logic. Where the objective is to create a strategic changes in the region are no longer based on the concept of the interests of States. Now we are inside a tunnel. The vision or the picture is not clear inside it. Data indicate in the Arab world (and particularly in the Gulf region) that we are in front of a new system which is very dangerous. It is similar to the reality of European countries before the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1684. And bet on time will not last long ...


Western Sahara – a Rebel with an Angelic Face?

... terrorists. The situation in Libya has resulted from an ill-conducted intervention on behalf of the UN Security Council spearheaded by France and the indifference and tacit support of many Gulf kingdoms. There is a looming necessity for more change in the Arab world. The rise of the Islamic State is only one consequence of ignorance and short-sighted policies conducted in the Arab world. The views and opinions expressed in this interview are solely those of the interviewee and do not necessarily represent ...


The Arab League Summit: a Stress Test or a Chance for an Agreement?

Russia and Arab League On March 25-26, Kuwait will host the next summit of the League of Arab States . Just as is the case with the Arab world as a whole, the LAS is approaching the event shattered and amorphous, with problems snowballing every year. Over its extensive history starting from its founding moment in 1945, the Arab League has weathered numerous crises, acute, temporary ...


Working Meeting “The Islamic Factor in Contemporary World Politics”

... Institute for Strategic Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University and other think tanks. The participants discussed the major aspects of this topic studied in Russia, i.e. the position of Islam, especially of a moderate one, in the Arab World and Southeast Asia; Islamic countries’ approaches to global processes; Russia’s interests in Muslim countries; as well as the opportunities for advancing relations with these states and improving Russia’s image in the Islamic ...


The Arab Spring: Expectations and Reality

Possible Future of The Arab Spring During the Cold War, conflicts in the Middle East tended to be localized. Despite the Arab-Israeli Wars and inter-Arab rivalries, the region as a whole, from Morocco to Iran, remained relatively stable. This changed on December 17, 2010 in Tunisia, when Mohamed Bouazizi committed suicide by self-immolation to protest government abuse and corruption. His solitary act ignited the “Arab Spring”, a series of rebellions, revolts, coups, and civil wars against...


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