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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 ...


WORLD WAR III? UPDATE 5: Esper Turns on President, Blames President in NYT CYA* Article

... Israel has been trying desperately to force a war with Iran, partly to save war-criminal Benjamin Netanyahu and partly to continue its long standing strategy of destabilization to divide and conquer the Middle East. 02 The primary war-mongering within Iraq is being done by Israel and the Kurds, with the US forces more like a supporting clown show. 03 The “campers” at the US Embassy, thankfully dispersed now, were intended to deceive President Trump into thinking that an Embassy take-over was imminent,...


A New Oil Campaign in Iraq

Russian Oil Companies Return to post-Saddam Iraq Russian energy companies in Iraq have maintained their presence in the country regardless of the political forces in power, working within the current domestic political situation. Prior to the Syrian campaign of 2015, which was assumed to mark ...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... multilateralism and the UN may provide a solid groundwork on which to foster more cooperative regional engagement in the Middle East, also by convincing the US to return to a more stable and predictable foreign policy towards the region. On October 26, 2019, the Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during a U.S. raid. What do you make of his death and what consequences could that have for ISIS and international terrorism as a whole? Andrey Kortunov, Michel ...


Is Abu Bakr Al-baghdi’s Death the Beginning of the End for ISIS?

... is worth taking a look at the birth of Al-Baghdadi, his conjecture, his motives, as well as the predisposition and the slump of ISIS along with its ideology and doctrines.Source:ū Bakr al-Baghdadi was born on July ‎28, 1971, in Iraq. He began life in a dry and desolate plain in the village of Al Jallam, in central Iraq. He was one of five sons and several daughters of a conservative Sunni man who sought a living selling sheep. Baghdadi was considered a Specially Designated Global ...


Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria

... working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the RIAC’s project on «Conflicts in the Middle East: Tools and Strategies for Settlement». This paper is devoted to analyzing the situation in the oil and gas market in Iraq and Syria, as well as the energy policy of Russia in the Arab Mashreq region. The authors also analyze Iraq’s oil prospects in the post-war period under sanctions against Iran. Special attention is paid to the Kurdish factor and the role the Kurds ...


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