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Will Russia Reinforce Iraq's Air Defenses?

If Baghdad is serious about purchasing Russian air defense systems, several issues should be considered A series of alleged Israeli strikes on Iran-linked targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq have sent shockwaves across the region and beyond. The attacks on Iraq in particular are unprecedented, with long-term effects yet to be revealed. The immediate effect, however, is that both the general public and the elites of Middle East nations ...


Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

... Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo major changes. The dominance of the United States as a key security provider in the region, which was the issue since 1990s and accelerated with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, began to fade into the background. Two parallel processes have occurred in the region – the return of Russia as one of the key elements of the regional security architecture and the growing role of regional players. The latter became a ...


RIAC and Evgeniy Primakov Center for International Cooperation Hold International Expert Dialogue "Russia — the Middle East"

... Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus Center for Research and Studies (Syria), Al-Rafidain Center For Dialogue (Iraq), Al-Quds University (Palestine), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, and other. The Russian side was represented by experts from RIAC, RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, National Research University Higher School of ...


RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue (Najaf, Iraq)

On May 21, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with representatives of Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue (Najaf, Iraq) headed by Farhad Alaeddin. On May 21, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with representatives of Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue (Najaf, Iraq) headed by Farhad Alaeddin. RIAC guests got to know about current and ...


The Moment of Truth

Trump does not want to replay the Iraq war. In world politics, things change very fast now. Yes, for 1-2 days last week, one wondered if the US government was stumbling into a war with Iran. Now, reactions from all sides — including the EU, the US Republican and Democrat mainstream ...


Russia Consolidating Its Position in Iraq Amid Anti-Iran Sanctions

Washington’s strategy to weaken Iranian influence benefits Moscow and even its relations with Baghdad A top-level meeting of the Russian-Iraqi Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held in Baghdad on April 24 and 25. It produced 16 bilateral agreements and memos of understanding in telecommunications, trade, energy, electric power, manufacturing,...


After the Caliphate: The Prospects of Russia–Iraq Relations

Working Paper #46 / 2019 This working paper looks into the complex issue of Russia–Iraq relations. It provides a detailed analysis of the foundations of the bilateral ties between the two countries, Russia’s approach to the Kurdish issue, and the future of cooperation between Russia and Iraq now that both countries have completed ...


Middle East – 2030

... to look for some long-term structures, to get a clearer focus on the variables. Thus, we see that the Middle East, as here defined, has crystallized into two parts: A North , consisting of Turkey, Iran, and Syria with Russia’s input, and including Iraq which is becoming increasingly self-conscious in its balanced cooperation with two antagonists: Iran and the US. The US works with Kurdish provinces in this North, but generally, the US position in the North is weak and tends to weaken further. A ...


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