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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 ...

10.09.2019

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 ...

15.10.2018

Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

....org/files/Swaine_CLM_39_091312_2.pdf . 6 . China’s Position on Syria // Carnegie. 10.02.2012. URL: http://carnegie-mec.org/2012/02/09/ar-pub-47151#1 (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: http://www.mei.edu/content/map/gcc-countries-and-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative . 8 . Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation // Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 01.12.16. URL: http://www.mid.ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2542248 ...

01.10.2018

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....

19.11.2017

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 ...

09.10.2017

On the Matter of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Regional Security Concept

... Iran into an eternal and irreconcilable enemy of the Arab states and the source of all evil – replacing Israel, of which the report makes no mention at all. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser Igor Ivanov: Is a Collective Security System Possible in the Middle East? Point No. 4. The GCC states must build a strategic deterrence system to guard against Iran’s interference into the Arab countries’ affairs. The authors believe that pushing back against Iran is the basis for Arab unity, which, in turn, could replace the Islamist ...

17.06.2016

Russian and GCC Perspectives: OPEC, Russia, and falling oil prices

... Russia’s credibility in other domains, including oil. Even setting aside the issue of Russia’s trustworthiness, OPEC and the GCC countries are uncertain about the Russian government’s ability to control Russian oil production, due to the privatization ... ... an excuse after any non-compliance with a coordinated output cut is detected. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Maxim Suchkov: The Middle East between the U.S. and Russia: Potential Traps for Moscow Even if Russia decided to keep its word, and its oil companies ...

26.04.2016

The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... which can be solved via political negotiations. To sum up, it can be stated, that Russian actions over Syria, accompanied by Moscow’s concrete political proposals aimed at initially creating a united front in the struggle against terrorism in the Middle Eastern region, and then at enabling a gradual political solution to its conflicts, seek to stabilize the situation in the region and are ultimately in the interest of all its countries, including the GCC states. EPA / ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / RIA NOVOSTI Julien Nocetti: Why a Russian-Saudi Deal on Syria is Highly Unlikely? A GCC Perspective Omar Mahmood , Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies Recently there has been a flurry of phone ...

19.11.2015

The Economics of the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Russian and GCC Perspectives

October 2015 1. Introduction In July 2015, the P5 + 1 countries reached a deal on the Iranian nuclear program and on the lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Iran. This important development in Middle Eastern strategy led to extensive commentary from many different stakeholders, including the governments of the United States, Israel, Iran, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Russian and GCC commentators are very familiar with both Iranian and Western views regarding this decision. However, Russian and GCC commentators are relatively lacking in information about each other’s perspectives on this key development,...

05.10.2015

GCC’s Diplomatic Snub of Obama’s Camp David

The Camp David summit between Barack Obama and GCC states that took place on May 13-14 bears an enormous symbolic meaning for Washington as it echoes US Middle East peacemaking efforts under Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. This time, however, the summit’s goal was to reconcile the US with its long-time partners in the region, the Gulf Cooperation Council. The ties that have been weakening during ...

19.05.2015

Poll conducted

  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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