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Unrest in Iraq: Continuation of the Arab Spring or a New Political Reality?

... which later merged to form ISIS. Initially, the military and the police, which Iraq needed both to develop its statehood and to fight terrorism, were being built under the auspices of the United States. The process had essentially been a failure until Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) entered Iraq and took over. The IRGC succeeded in creating the combat-ready and highly motivated Shiite al-Hashd ash-Sha’bi (Popular Mobilization Forces, PMF). It was the PMF alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga ...

28.11.2019

Asia Under Fire of US Sanctions

... against companies in the foreign jurisdiction. Nevertheless, the US authorities are increasingly resorting to secondary sanctions. The risks of secondary sanctions are linked to the restrictions imposed on North Korea and some other states, for instance, Iran. Second, the growing competition between the United States and China is making Beijing a potential target of US sanctions. In the late 1980s, the US and European countries imposed a large package of restrictions on China, but by the early 2000s ...

20.11.2019

It’s Hard to Find a Black Cat in a Dark Room, Especially If It Isn’t There. RAND on the Search for Cyber Coercion

... These are the questions addressed in the RAND think tank's recent report " Fighting Shadows in the Dark. Understanding and Countering Coercion in Cyberspace ". The authors discuss cyber operations conducted by four states — Russia, China, Iran and North Korea — and try to determine whether those activities amounted to cyber coercion. Starting with the study findings, we will highlight the following points. Cyber operations intended to coerce are a small subset of overall cyber operations ...

19.11.2019

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... excluded from the process, which opened Pandora’s Box. Moreover, the national interests and apprehensions of the regional countries were not taken serious, which in turn caused destabilization and gloominess in Afghanistan. Consequently, Pakistan and Iran who have been pursuing strategic depth in Afghanistan began to regroup, fund, train and outfit the Afghan government antagonists, which unfortunately incited a proxy war in the country. Source: tribuneindia.com The Second Bonn Conference Germany ...

11.11.2019

Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... meeting , Andrea Dessì, Senior Fellow within IAI's Mediterranean and Middle East Program, who spoke at the event, discussed with the RIAC Editorial Team which outcomes he expects from the Syrian constitution talks, how the U.S. is exerting pressure on Iran via sanctions and what the EU and Russia have in common when it comes to the Middle East. What key takeaways do you expect from the Syrian constitution talks in Geneva? RIAC Report “Squaring the Circle: Russian and European Views on Syrian Reconstruction” ...

06.11.2019

Free Trade Zones with the EAEU

Vietnam, Iran, Singapore, Serbia… What’s Next? The EAEU–Singapore Free Trade Agreement was signed at the EAEU summit in Yerevan on October 1, 2019. The document constituted the first step towards the creation of a comprehensive free trade zone between ...

31.10.2019

A Win-Win Situation: EAEU Signs Free Trade Deals with Serbia and Iran

... member states, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan and Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic signed a Free Trade Agreement between Serbia and the EAEU. On October 27, a “temporary” free trade zone was launched between Iran and the EAEU. The rise of Eurasia? Serbia’s decision to conclude a free trade zone agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union was bad news for the European Commission, which had warned Serbia over making that decision several times. There are ...

29.10.2019

UPDATED AS PUBLISHED in Tehran Times: Abu Mohammad Salama Killed? Did Zionists & Kurds Deceive President Trump? Or Is This the Beginning of the End of Israel?

... as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times. Abu Mohammad Salama Killed? Did Zionists & Kurds Deceive President Trump? Or Is This the Beginning of the End of Israel? with Javad Heiran-Nia Tehran Times, 4 November 2019, republished with permission. Q. Within minutes of President Donald Trump’s announcement of an alleged raid that allegedly killed an alleged ISIS leader known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, skeptical commentary emerged....

29.10.2019

What Can We Expect From Trump? Is Pastor Chuck Baldwin Also a Chosen One?

....com/news/441092/What-can-we-expect-from-Trump-Is-Pastor-Chuck-Baldwin-also-a) Tehran Times, 13 October 2019 TEHRAN – Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times. by Javad Heirannia Q. How do you interpret the current situation between our two countries? Where is this going? A. I believe that President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei are playing President Emmanuel Macron for the Deep State fool that he is. President ...

13.10.2019
 

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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