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Israel’s Security System: Little Strategic Depth but Profound Strategic Vision

... Ministry of Defence, the Procurement and Production Administration (abbreviated to MANHAR), coordinates weapons production and deliveries to the Israeli Defence Forces, as well as procurement of foreign-made equipment. Yuri Barmin: Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations The Israeli Ministry of Defence coordinates all research and development activities related to the country’s defensive capacity. At present, the country’s multisectoral defence industry is focused on developing increasingly ...


Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... is considered to be one of the most important state institutions which in many ways defines country’s political and socio-economic stability as well as rigidity of the entire state system and its ability to survive. This is especially true in the Middle East where the role of the military (see the research of V. Kudelev, M. Sapronova) was and is still central. Since the second half of the 20 th century, armies in the Middle East and North Africa started to play greater role beyond its traditional ...


Meeting with French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann

... the meeting: various aspects of Syrian Settlement, results of the quadripartite Russia-Turkey-France-Germany summit meeting in Istanbul, options for Syrian political transit, possible areas of cooperation between Russia and France in Syria and in the Middle East. The meeting also focused on the military-political consequences of the likely withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty, ways to overcome the current arms control crisis and to restore a single and indivisible European security ...


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

... Regional Conflict”, Hьrriyet Daily News , 18 January 2016. 26. Sarah Burkhard et al, Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions and Proliferation Risks , Washington DC, The Washington Institute, 2017, p. 36. 27. Andrey Baklitskiy, “Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: The Interests and Place of Russia”, Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security , Vol. 19, No 2.105 (2013), p. 25. 28. Angelica Basisini and Svetlana Burmistrova, “‘Rosatom’ Proposed to Change the Conditions of Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant in Jordan", RBC , at ...


RIAC Takes Part in TRT World Forum in Turkey

... in a fragmented world, international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the problem of global humanitarian responsibility. Topics of the closed sessions focused on the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey, the prospects of SREB for the Middle East and North Africa region, the situation in Egypt, the role of media in current conflicts, etc. Special guest speakers included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign ...


Double Edged Sword: Idlib

... Syria’s reconstruction. Additionally, Turkish construction firms are among the best and fastest in the world. Alienating Turkey means higher costs for Syria’s reconstruction as Turkey has a strategic geographic position and is the biggest economy in the Middle East. Turkey is Syria’s largest economic partner of Syria, more so than China. China and Turkey account for half of Syria’s imports Russia’s cooperation with Turkey on energy projects such as TurkStream and Akkuyu Nuclear station, and closer ...


«Russia and China in the Middle East New Regional Order» Seminar

... Institute of West-Asian and African Studies (IWAAS) at CASS, made opening speeches. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the meeting. Russian and Chinese experts discussed the strategy of interaction between the two countries in the Middle East. The researchers touched upon a wide range of issues, including cooperation within SCO, the attitude to regional security, and the role of world powers in the Middle East. The parties discussed the increased influence of Moscow and Beijing ...


Regional and Global Security Challenges Discussed in Turkey

Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part in the event on the Russian side, among the speakers at thematic sessions on the Middle East issues. On May 7-8, 2018, Turkey hosted an annual Istanbul Security Conference. Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part ...


Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

Foreign viewpoints After the reelection of Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many...


Defining Dialogue: How to Manage Russia–UK Security Relations. Part 2

RIAC and RUSI Report No. 38/2018 This report represents findings from the second round of the UK–Russia Track II bilateral security dialogue, held by Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies ( RUSI ) in collaboration with the Moscow-based Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The dialogue, held between April and December 2017, brought together experts and former government officials from the two countries to discuss and debate ways in which the UK and Russia’s bilateral...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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