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Iraqi Ambassador Abdulrahman Hamid Al-Hussaini Visits RIAC

On August 18, 2021, Abdulrahman Hamid Al-Hussaini, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Russia, visited RIAC On August 18, 2021, Abdulrahman Hamid Al-Hussaini, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Russia, visited RIAC. The discussion with the Iraqi diplomat focused on the following issues: topical issues of the Russia-Iraq relations ...


The Shaikh Group High-Level Meeting on Political Dynamics in Iraq

... meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place. High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the political dynamics in Iraq, relations of this country with the United States during Joe Biden administration, and the role of Iraq as a mediator in the dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The experts were addressed by Renad Mansour, one of the leading international experts ...


Russia, Iraq Face OPEC+ Cuts, Look to New Deals

While Iraq's dependence on imported Iranian electricity continues to worry Washington, the key to breaking this energy dependence lies in the development of its own gas fields Iraq is one of the few countries to benefit from the Iranian sanctions’ exemptions....


Online Seminar “Assessing the Middle East conflicts (Lebanon, Iraq and Libya). View from Russia and Israel” Organized by RIAC and Center for Political Research MFA of Israel

The seminar was divided into two sessions: "Political instability in Lebanon and Iraq: View from Russia and Israel" and "Libya: between Turkey, Egypt and others?" On July 28, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Center for Political Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, with ...


The Role of External Players in Mashreq Conflicts Discussed at Shaikh Group Expert Meeting

... assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in Mashreq region took place. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the role of external players in conflict situations in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Russia was represented at the meeting by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Expert, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO.


The US-Kurdish Problematique

... -Islamic State (IS) war, while a case of a small, asymmetric one, further instigated US engagement with the Kurdish armed forces. Increasingly, state and non-state interactions can be seen to determine the making of politics: US relations with the Kurds of Iraq bear testimony to this. From 1994 onwards the US State Department increased active working with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as a vital component of the Iraqi opposition. The leading Kurdish role in US plans for ‘regime change’ in Iraq,...


Russia Doubles Down on Iraq Despite COVID-19

Moscow and Baghdad continue to plot a course for bilateral relations, though the process is being complicated by Iraq’s precarious political situation and the global coronavirus crisis Russia’s key business interests in Iraq lie in the energy sector and hinge on the global oil and gas market, and Russian oil giants are continuing to operate on the ground despite ...


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... war, while exerting „maximum pressure“ and stifling the economy of the Islamic Republic. According to the IMF, Iran’s GDP fell by 9.5% in 2019, while oil production was more than halved. This US policy regarding Iran has negatively affected US–Iraqi relations. Iraq, being dependent on the dynamics of the US-Iranian confrontation, was caught between a rock and a hard place. It was the territory of Iraq where a number of key events took place, specifically, the US airstrike ordered by D. Trump ...


Cooperation between Russia and Iraq Discussed at the Meeting with Ambassador of Iraq

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Coordinator, had a meeting with the Ambassador. On February 12, 2020, Abdul-Rahman Hamid Al-Husseini, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Moscow, visited RIAC. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Coordinator, had a meeting with the Ambassador. Andrey Kortunov and Ambassador Al-Husseini discussed RIAC interaction with partner think tanks in Iraq ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of ...


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