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RIAC Experts at the “RCD Forum 2022: The World is Changing”

On September 26¬–29, 2022, the international forum “RCD Forum 2022: The World is Changing” was held in Baghdad, Iraq On September 26­–29, 2022, the international forum “RCD Forum 2022: The World is Changing” was held in Baghdad, Iraq. The event was organized by Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue, Baghdad-based think-tank. The goal of the meeting was to discuss ...

02.10.2022

Coercive Economic Sanctions and the Expansion of Organised Oligarchical Activities: The IRGC Network

... loyal to the Shah. Established in May 1979 under the direct order of Ayatollah Khomeini, the IRGC as an initially small paramilitary group integrates into the structure of the Islamic Republic. In 1980, after the ignition of tensions between Iran and Iraq and the breakout of an all-out war, the IRGC took as an opportunity to obtain more battlefield experience; expand its number of forces through revolutionary volunteers; develop its military capabilities, build its strategic infrastructures, and receive ...

29.07.2022

Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

... with current and prospective operations at the country’s “southern borders” to ensure Turkey’s security. Turkey’s NSC stressed that such operations are not directed against the sovereignty of its neighbors (likely a reference to Syria and Iraq). There is little doubt that a “prospective operation” means preparing for a military campaign against the U.S.-supported “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF), whose backbone is formed by the radical left-wing People’s Defense Units (YPG) affiliated ...

01.06.2022

The Shaikh Group Expert Meeting on Security Challenges in the Middle East

... 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 attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East. Irina Zvyagelskaya,...

28.09.2021

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 ...

19.08.2021

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 ...

12.08.2021

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....

10.11.2020

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 ...

30.07.2020

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.

20.06.2020

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,...

20.05.2020
 

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