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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 ...


Iraqi Kurdistan — Russia Relations Do Not Come at the Expense of Baghdad

An Interview with Dlawer Ala'Aldeen In the past years, Russia has been paying a lot of attention to stabilization in Iraq through promoting dialog with all the parties involved. Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on Russia–Iraq relations, Russia’s ties with Iraqi Kurdistan and the importance of joint ...


Putin Eyes Visit to Baghdad Amid Growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts

Contacts between Moscow and Baghdad have increased lately and President Putin may visit Iraq next year Lately, official Russian-Iraqi contacts have been intensifying noticeably. On Nov. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iraqi President Barham Salih met behind closed doors within the agenda of the Mediterranean Dialogue in ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     36 (35%)
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     27 (26%)
    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  
     12 (12%)
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