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Will There Be a China-Driven Evolution in Israel’s Strategy toward Iran?

... report published by the Tel Aviv-based Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) as Israel’s way toward using the Chinese factor to its advantage over Iran. Igor Ivanov: Is a Collective Security System Possible in the Middle East? China in the Israel-Iran conflict The report was obtained by The Jerusalem Post a day prior to its publication by the INSS to be posted with the dramatic headline ‘China could save Israel from Iran – Report’, signifying the growing attention in Israel to China as ...


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

... combatting terrorism (anti-ISIS coalition efforts), nuclear non-proliferation (revival of the JCPOA), and interacting with actors involved in those issues. Third, Biden will face certain domestic opposition to some of the Middle East policy issues, e.g. Iran nuclear deal, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, sanctioned entities and so on. Finally, having different views, approaches and rationale, US allies in the region (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Turkey and Israel) could possibly frustrate some of the plans devised by the new ...


Assessing Iran’s Threat Potential to the UAE

... should be more accurately regarded as the vocabulary of Iranian foreign policy rather than its determinant. Nationalism, sovereignty, and regime survival are the more fundamental drivers of Iran’s external behavior.” [ 10 ] Only when a pre-emptive Israeli or U.S. strike against Iran will take place, one will almost certainly witness an Iranian retaliatory action against U.S. allies, with the UAE likely to be the first among these [ 11 ]. If, on the other hand, Iran attacks without provocation, it might only convince other Gulf ...


Is Russia Preparing to Get Closer to Iran in the Biden Era?

... There has not yet leaked any indication of exchanging views from Russo-Iranian diplomatic collaborations on how Tehran and Moscow intend to address the issue and how they want to bring their views closer together. Shifting Russian Rhetoric in Favor of Iran Against Israel Ruslan Mamedov: The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities Overlooking Israel’s campaign against Iran in Syria has raised critical voices against Russia inside Iran. This compounds societal, historical ...


Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead

... crises and to which extent the interests of Moscow and Tehran overlap or contradict each other. Some of the key issues of the political situation in the region were assessed, such as the situation in Idlib, the prospects for a political process in Syria, Israel’s role in the region’s future, the path to Syria’s reconstruction and the impact of U.S. policies on the emerging new order in the Middle East. Both Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran regard each other as necessary components of the regional architecture that they envision for the Middle East. The paper attempts to shed light on the views of Moscow and Tehran on these issues. Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead ...


Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations

... intra-Syrian dialogue into a single stabilization package. Maxim Suchkov: Russia in the Middle East: “Be with Us — and Remain Yourself” Another important set of issues raised by our Damascus partners pertains to Russia being “an ally for Syria, Israel, Iran and Turkey” in the continuing conflict and to what the nature of Russia–U.S. contacts is. It is no secret that the foreign political services of both countries have always maintained a working exchange of current information. This is particularly ...


What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia?

... things the same way that they do. If the alliances are no longer perfect, complete and mutually beneficial, then their underlying logic is now hugely different to what it had been in the past. We can see here how Russia may already be an ally for Syria, Israel, Iran and Turkey and be in a position to win their confidence. This was useful for the people of Syria, although it was also a source of anxiety for them. But this is the nature of world politics today, and the Syrian people need to “adapt” to this ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... re-election of US President Donald Trump will continue to have profound implications on the Middle East, and the inability to predict Western actions in the region and the profound absence of a coherent policy will affect regional actors such as Turkey, Iran and Israel. Thus, the Gulf is slated to explode even without war on Iran because the whole region is divided based on each country’s national interests which contradict other states. Regarding the civil war in Libya, security will aggravate in the country,...


What Russia Wants in Syria

... Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In late September, Mamedov was in Beirut to participate in a Carnegie workshop on Syria, during which Diwan interviewed him to get his perspective on Russia’s policy in Syria, its perception of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry, and its attitude toward President Bashar al-Assad’s remaining in power. What are Russia’s ultimate objectives in Syria? First of all, when we talk about the Russian policies in Syria, we should keep in mind that Syria is not a priority ...


Jerusalem Format: Searching for a Solution to the Crisis in the Middle East

... and assembly of missiles, and bases of unmanned offensive arms were subjected to air attacks. Thus, Israel made it clear that Iran’s military activities in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are under constant surveillance. In the changed situation around Iran, Israel’s military-political leadership considers it possible to eliminate the military threat on its part by combining constant force pressure and the use of diplomatic means. Russia is given a special place in the foreign policy in the hope of providing ...


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