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RIAC and IPDS Video Seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

On July 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), held a video seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) On July 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), held a video seminar on Russia’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Opening speeches were...

20.07.2020

RIAC and Institut Montaigne Hold Gulf Security Meeting

On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online expert discussion focusing on the approaches of Russia and France to security in the Persian Gulf On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online expert discussion focusing on the approaches of Russia and France to security in the Persian Gulf. Opening speeches ...

16.05.2020

Russia and Pakistan in the Middle East: Approaches to Security in the Gulf

... #50 / 2020 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI). The dynamics that both Russia and Pakistan face from the Middle East and the Persian Gulf are of particular importance in identifying areas where the strategic and diplomatic interests of both countries converge. This report includes two papers authored by RIAC experts, Julia Roknifard and Grigory Lukyanov, on the Russian side and SVI ...

12.03.2020

America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

The U.S.-Saudi Arabia-Iran Tensions: It Seemed We Were Moving Towards a Conflict More Dramatic Than Anything We Have Already Seen Key ideas from Daniel Levy’s speech during the “Persian Gulf: War and Peace” session of the 9th Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference (Moscow, February 17–18, 2020). Wars have terrible consequences, conflicts are devastating, the human cost primarily, then economic and opportunity costs, entire ...

06.03.2020

Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... could weaken Trump positions in the elections. In addition, a system of linkages with different non-state actors in the Middle East, built by Iran for decades, increases the risk of an asymmetric Iranian response and threatens US allies in the Persian Gulf and Israel. Such a war would have affected global markets, given the importance of the Middle East to world’s oil trade. Any escalation threatens the safety of navigation through the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. 20.7 million barrels ...

27.02.2020

RIAC and ECFR Discuss the Future of Russia and the EU in the Middle East

On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf. The event was attended by representatives ...

06.12.2019

Russia Recognises the UAE as a Force for Peace in Gulf

... 15 to discuss issues related to both bilateral ties between the two countries, and the joint efforts in managing the crisis in the Mena region. Of course, a significant part of the visit was centered around economic relations between Russia and the Gulf states. Yuri Ushakov, President's assistant, has said, "The key component of the order of business of the high-level talks will be the trade-economic cooperation." Andrey Kortunov: The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political ...

17.10.2019

RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were ...

13.09.2019

The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

How to ensure security and freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf? In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast ...

15.07.2019
 

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