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The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action

Unlike the United States, Russia cannot “withdraw” from the region without creating a range of new security problems for itself Russian performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can arguably qualify as one of the most spectacular foreign policy success stories of President Vladimir Putin and his team in recent times. With relatively modest investments in blood and treasure, Moscow has ...


HSE Hosts a Presentation of RIAC Reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

..., Russian and foreign media. On September 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a presentation of RIAC’s reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media. The reader consists of articles that systematize information on the armies and security services ...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

Sooner or later, the Emerging Situation Will Force the Trump Administration to Make the Difficult Choice between the JCPOA and a New War in the Middle East In the last few months, the U.S.¬–Iran confrontation has been rapidly and steadily plunging the Middle East into the atmosphere of an impending armed conflict. The main stumbling block for Tehran and Washington is the Joint Comprehensive ...


Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

As long as this region is not stabilized, ISIS will continue to emerge and re-emerge Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on security issues for the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice Nowadays, Iran is perceived mostly as the source of instability in the region. In your ...


RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

... Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Aidar Aganin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department, MFA of Russia, and Jost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ICG. The meeting consisted of two sessions: the first was devoted to normalization of competition in the Gulf and formation of stable regional order, and the second to the future of regional security architecture in the Gulf ...


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 ...


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