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Influencing Iran: Moscow's Trump Card to Secure a Role in Gulf Security

The GCC countries expect Moscow to influence Iran, limiting the dangers it poses “The US’ withdrawal from the Middle East has strengthened GCC countries’ desire to create intraregional coalitions and to look for an external security provider. Russia might fit the bill, though the conflict in Ukraine throws this into question. The GCC countries expect Moscow to influence Iran, limiting ...


The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

... introduce another dimension to this political and military confrontation between Iran and Israel. Islamic Republic’s growing influence, nuclear developments to up to 60% enrichment, and its ballistic missile capabilities have become Israel’s and GCC states’ most pressing threats. Be that as it may, United States political intentions in the Middle East vary depending on the administration in the White House. Turkey is collaborating in a strategic alliance with Qatar, and Iran is developing its military capabilities; UAE and Bahrain had no choice but to normalize their relations with Israel ...


Internationalization of Higher Education in the GCC Countries

... with other exporters of educational services in the world market. The development paths of higher education in the Arab Gulf countries were analyzed in a scientific article «Internationalization and the Changing Paradigm of Higher Education in the GCC Countries», as well as measures were taken to improve the quality of education and its regional integration. The author of the scientific work is Julie Vardhan, Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Manipal University. The work is based ...


America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

... the evangelical dispensationalist community. Again, very close to Israel, and very enamoured with a view of the future of the Middle East that prepares for rapture and the second coming - and I will not go into this in detail. 3. There is the role that ... ... into that effort than others. By the way, K Street, the lobbying firms in Washington, are the happiest the longer this internal GCC dispute carries on, with each side generously compensating a phalanx of American firms to effectively cancel each other out ...


A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

... including collective security in the Middle East. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East A role for non-regional players While regional players should be in the lead, there is room for some external players ... ... could be instrumental to work on the basis of the Iranian HOPE project on the one hand and a counterproposal coming from the GCC on the other hand. If both Iran and Saudi Arabia were to join the endeavour launched by this potential EU3+3, a new animal ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... understanding different militia groups, from ISIS to Hezbollah. We have done work together with key leaders in Europe and the Middle East to try to establish contact points between them. This week we are moving to a different area a little bit — women's ... ... is diversity in security policy in Europe and the Gulf. The EU has a specific relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), they have been working on a free trade agreement for some 18 years and it is still not complete. But relations to the EU ...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... Qatar, which also hosts the Al Udeid Air Base- the largest U.S. military installation in the region [ 46 ]. The GCC-Qatar dispute remains unresolved, but the excitement surrounding it has largely abated. Nevertheless, this incident is an indicator of the GCC being another regional association that has failed as a regional security format. The fact that all the current integration formats in the Middle East and North Africa are either poorly equipped, or unable to perform effectively, directly affects the ability of regional actors to ensure not just their own national security, but also the security of the region as a whole. A format similar ...


Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East . 6 . China’s Position on Syria // Carnegie. 10.02.2012. URL: (In Arabic). 7 . The G.C.C. Countries and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Curbing Their Enthusiasm? // Middle East Institute. 17.10.2017. URL: . 8 . Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation // Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 01.12.16. URL: ...


RIAC Takes Part in The Fourth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate 2017

... Policy Center with the support of UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting brought together around 300 participants. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, took part in the panel session on the role of Russia’s foreign policy in the Middle East region. On November 12­–13, 2017, Abu-Dhabi hosted the Fourth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, organized by Emirates Policy Center with the support of UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting brought together around 300 participants....


What Should the Gulf Crises Teach Us?

... based on the leading role of an out-of-area hegemon, which acts as an external security provider and an honest broker in regional disputes. The United States appears to be the perfect candidate to play this role. In fact, the concept of a “Greater Middle East” popular with the J.W. Bush — Junior Administration in the beginning of the century, envisaged building various military and political alliances in Middle East and North Africa under the US security umbrella. This concept, however, turned ...


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