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

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also for the international system at large — had the Iranian retaliatory strikes on US military...

12.02.2020

Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

The biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the overflow of terrorist activity from Afghanistan Central Asian countries experience diverse intersecting influences: they feel changes in the situation in the Caucasus, in the Xinjiang autonomous territory of China, in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Militants from various terrorist groups in the region cooperate, many of them fighting in Syria and Iraq. But the biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the situation in Afghanistan, where...

30.01.2020

The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

West Asia suffers from a regional systems failure in the absence of a sufficiently inclusive and viable regional security framework capable of preventing and defusing conflict The latest crisis in West Asia only underscores the international imperative and the region’s own conspicuous responsibility to find immediate and long-term solutions to the wicked security dilemmas of that theatre to stanch the recurring cycle of violence and conflict. Already tense and divided along countless fault-lines...

22.01.2020

Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

The formal legitimacy of the Turkish geological exploration and Ankara's rights to the exclusive economic zone depends on the durability of the Faiz Saraj regime On January 8, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan met in Istanbul. Discussions focused on the launch of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, as well as topical issues on the international agenda. After the meeting, both presidents called on all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to cease hostilities...

17.01.2020

Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... and how to indoctrinate them with detailed talks about the threat Russia poses to their country’s sovereignty. Equally unsurprisingly, authoritative analytical centres, such as the RAND Corporation, publish reports on the possibility of providing international security guarantees to Belarus, which, following a hypothetical regime change, is expected to leave the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and thus face the threat of Russian intervention. The only hope that Belarus will not ...

14.01.2020

RIAC at Doha Forum 2019

On December 14–15, 2019, Doha (Qatar) hosted Doha Forum 2019, one of the most ambitious and representative international conferences regularly held in the Middle East region. As usual, the Forum was attended by current and former statesmen, diplomats and businessmen, international experts and civil society leaders. On December 14–15, 2019, Doha (Qatar) hosted Doha Forum 2019, one of the most ambitious and representative international conferences regularly held in the Middle East region. As usual...

17.12.2019

Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

Report No. 41/2019 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the RIAC and the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. SAM publishes academic journal “Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs” (Turkey), an English language journal on foreign affairs. The materials included in this report were initially published in a special issue of PERCEPTIONS . The paper presents the views of Russian and Turkish experts in the...

12.12.2019

Annual Forum of European and Mediterranean Think Tanks in Rome

The Forum was attended by the leaders of more than sixty organizations from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, doing research on foreign affairs. On December 5, 2019, another annual Euro-Med Think Tank Forum was held in Rome. The Forum was attended by the leaders of more than sixty organizations from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, doing research on foreign affairs. This year the main topics for discussion included the development of the system of international relations after...

09.12.2019

India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement

With the stakes high, looking North is now more imperative than ever before “As the political landscape of the region changed at the turn of this century, India restored its historical ties of natural affinity with the Central Asian countries….. Our membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a natural extension of these relationships and mirrors the region’s place in India’s future. Together with other countries present here, SCO could be a springboard for an integrated and connected...

04.12.2019

RIAC at Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Cadenabbia (Italy)

On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs. The event was organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Başkent University (Turkey), and Near East University (Turkey). Walter Glos, Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Turkey, and Ercan Çitlioğlu, Director of...

22.11.2019
 

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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