Search: Iran,Middle East (56 materials)

 

A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also ...

12.02.2020

The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

... backing from at least two permanent members of the UN Security Council — Russia and China — while Iran is busy working to build support for the initiative in the region. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East The Emir of Qatar visited Iran for the first time during the recent crisis, calling for de-escalation and regional dialogue. Other regional states are also on record stressing the need for a genuine inclusive regional process that aims to address the region’s polarisation and ...

22.01.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... opposition blocs and activists. Proxy Wars and Protest to Escalate in the MENA Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities The conflict between Saudi and Iranian agents will continue in some countries in the Middle East. Although the Iranians proved to be more skilled in this competition, the Saudis count on American support. Washington will continue to escalate pressure on Iran using Europe as a springboard for further sanctions on Tehran and Iran would probably consider future moves ...

13.01.2020

The End of American Exceptionalism? The End of US Bases Overseas? The End of Israel? Trump 2020?

... buy it again. Iraq was a similar misadventure, indeed all of our misadventures in the Middle East are summed up by our President, who has said “we spent seven trillion dollars there, and have nothing to show for it.” He is right. We will leave the Middle East, and Israel will cease to exist, if not by 2022, then by 2026. Q. Iran is surrounded by 44 US military bases, and all indications are that President Trump is continuing to support Benjamin Netanyahu and Zionist Israel – while his son-in-law continues to be an almost satanic presence – as well as a laughingstock ...

19.12.2019

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

... this domain. All of this stems from Trump’s decision to exit the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear deal) and Europe’s adamant insistence that the agreement should be preserved as a stepping stone for further dialogue with Iran on the Middle East. Please tell us about Russia–EU cooperation in the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov: The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action I think that, in principle, the EU and Russia share much potential for cooperation in the ...

06.11.2019

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 Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the two states differed ...

20.09.2019

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 opinion, there is something that regional actors and global actors can do here to change the situation? What is clearly missing is proper ...

16.09.2019

Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... surviving a very difficult strategic environment. If you think about the Gulf, one thinks of both the regional powers such as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the global actors: the US, UK, Russia. I decided to look at something else, at Bahrain, the smallest state ... ... reminded that just because the Islamic State has lost its territory, it should not be discounted. It remains a threat to European, Middle Eastern, and international security. And we need to take it seriously. I think that more emphasis has to be paid to finding ...

10.09.2019

RIAC at the Meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister

... of the meeting, Russian analysts discussed the major topics of the bilateral agenda, security and economic issues, the status of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA), the policy of the United States and other global and regional actors in the Middle East. Iranian Foreign Minister noted the need for joint actions to ensure security in the Gulf. The event was attended by representatives of leading research centers: RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian ...

05.09.2019
 

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