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The United States of America needs to reiterate its global-police role

... new proactive president in the White House have slowly been eclipsed by a sense of confusion, given United States behavior that shows little consistency and no clear strategic objectives. President Obama, apart from striving for an agreement with Iran, limited his involvement in the Middle East, but was forced to direct new attention to the region due to the Islamic State challenge. In the election campaign, Trump also spoke in favor of limiting United States intervention in various world arenas....


War of Interests for Peace in Syria

... in Astana process. Are these not better descriptions of the summit, especially when seen through the eyes of other parties of the Astana “trio”? Andrey Kortunov: From Astana to Geneva with a Stop in Sochi? Back to Geneva The joint statement of Iran, Russia and Turkey appears to show that all three parties place great value on the Astana process, which, as the parties stressed at the November 22 meeting, had achieved what other mediators and Geneva process participants had failed to achieve....


Trump's Double Toe Loop

... monarchies, which are closely linked to the United States and are now starting to court Israel. Jordan, which is living through difficult times of its own, appears to be in a particularly difficult situation. Trump’s decision strengthens the positions of Iran, the exact opposite to what the President of the United States wants. We are reminded of 2003, when the United States’ invasion of Iraq made Iran the most influential external force in that country. Vitaly Naumkin: Qatar Сrisis: What’s Next?...


The Middle East and a New Round of Escalation of the War in Yemen

... Yemen for three weeks by the time the resolution was adopted (since March 25) was conveniently omitted from the document. One month after the killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Saudis might intensify the “southern dimension” of their deterrence of Iran. Clearly, the Houthi missile launched towards the Saudi capital in November 2017 gave the Saudis yet another reason to demand compliance with the Security Council resolution. At the time, the incident led, among other things, to the Saudis intensifying ...


Autumn Suspense in Lebanon III: Prime Minister’s Office on the Brink

Now it is Lebanon’s Turn to Become the Stage for Saudi Arabia to Resolve its Regional Issues On November 4, 2017, Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri announced his resignation on Saudi television. In his speech, Hariri accused Iran of spreading discord in the region, motivated by hatred for Arabs, and called Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement “Iran’s arm in Lebanon and other Arab countries” (meaning, of course, Syria). The Lebanese politician, who holds Saudi citizenship ...


Trio in Tehran

What are the Outcomes of the Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan Meeting? Limited Triangle Yulia Sveshnikova: Ousting the JCPOA Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tehran on November 1, 2017, was held in connection with a trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan. The politicians ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... the Saudi King. The Syrian conflict has de-escalated dramatically thanks to the Russian participation and diplomacy. Furthermore, Donald Trump came to power promising less US commitment to allies and specifically NATO. Also there is the signature of Iran Nuclear Deal by world powers. As follows, I will discuss each of the above and highlight their direct impact on Russia-Saudi rapprochement and future of Middle-East Politics in general. The Russian direct participation in Syria’s conflict has changed ...


Ousting the JCPOA

With the numerous unresolved issues between Iran and the Unites States, any normalization of bilateral relations would require both political will and a large-scale settlement plan The “shamanic dances” around the “spirit” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) peaked in October,...


North Korea, Iran, and Prospects for Nuclear-Weapon-Free World. RIAC Hosts a Webinar on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

... award of the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). At the same time, the administration of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, recently announced his intention to cancel the “nuclear deal” with Iran, concluded in July 2015. In the meanwhile, Washington is uttering unfounded accusations towards Russia on violating the START Treaty. All this is taking place against a backdrop of the ongoing crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program. In this ...


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    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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