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RIAC and EUI Webinar “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”

... Affairs Council (RIAC) Discussion points: Causes for previous failures to build a regional security Ways to facilitate talks in post-JCPOA era Changes and role of Russian policy in the Persian Gulf Biden administration policies and its influence on Saudi-Iranian talks. Impacts of Iran’s presidential elections on regional talks Working language: English. June 28, 2021, 15:00 GMT+3 The event will be streamed online via RIAC website, YouTube channel, and RIAC page on Facebook. Please, leave your questions ...


Meeting Security Challenges in the Gulf: Ideal Solutions and Practical Steps

... there is no consensus on basic values and principles that constitute a foundation for such a system. The chapter concludes that today it would make sense to start with relatively modest incremental confidence-building measures, particularly between Iran and the major Arab Gulf states, including communication lines between the military, information exchange including advance warnings of naval activities, and Track-2 dialogues on military doctrines and procurement policies. Gradual steps that are ...


Russia and Iran: How Far from a Strategic Partnership?

The problem of trust between the people of Russia and Iran remains unresolved, if only because they have very poor knowledge of each other Should we define the current Russia–Iran relations as a strategic partnership or rather as a tactical alliance between countries with diverging foreign policy aspirations ...


RIAC at Allameh Tabataba’i University’s roundtable on China

On April 21, 2021, Center for Chinese Research at Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) held a webinar on “China's quest for international status: lessons and implications” On April 21, 2021, Center for Chinese Research at Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) held a webinar on “China's quest for international status: lessons ...


US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

Moscow believes that for JCPOA talks to be successful, Washington and Tehran must synchronise their concessions: the former unfreezes Iranian assets and lifts sanctions, the latter is gradually returning to the terms of the deal. But will the United States and Iran agree to that? Joseph Biden’s victory in the US election raised hopes for a revision of the American approach to the ...


EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

As the most interested parties, Iran and Russia remain the main drivers of Iran’s rapprochement with the EAEU Negotiations on a full-scale free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are planned for the second half of 2021. The success of the current ...


What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... in the White House. The EU categorically does not accept US extraterritorial sanctions. Back in 1996, the EU Council approved the so-called “ Blocking Statute ”, designed to protect European businesses from restrictive US measures targeting Cuba, Iran and Libya. For a long time, Washington avoided aggravating relations with the EU, although European companies were subject to hefty fines for violating US sanctions regimes. Ivan Timofeev: The EU as a Significant Initiator of Sanctions The situation ...


New US Administration Approach to Syria: How Different Could It Be?

Syria will most likely remain part of US regional policies and subordinate to US dealings with Iran, Turkey and Russia With the new US administration in the White House, there are rather lofty expectations about a change in the American Middle East policy in general and towards Syria in particular. Some argue that the US Middle East policy will ...


RIAC and Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) Workshop on Forthcoming Challenges in the Middle East

The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Mehdi Sanai, IRAS President, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Russia (2013–2019) On February 16, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) held an online workshop on ...


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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