Search: Islamic State,Russia,Middle East (15 materials)


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... next phase Today, ISIS is gone. They have lost all of their territorial strongholds, and the ability to call themselves an “Islamic State.” According to Dr. Kepel, this is the end of Phase Three, the “aufhebung” phase. They have lost their territory,... ... know how they are still adamant that they have to do something. Andrey Kortunov, Malcolm Chalmers: Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation? Dr. Kepel believes there is an opportunity for us to work on the reconstruction of the region in ...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

Pragmatic partnership between the two states is characterized by de-ideologization and independence from the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article seeks to identify the impact of the approaches Russia and Turkey have taken on this issue on relations between Moscow and Ankara. This topic is not only extremely relevant (and will remain so for years to come), but it is also ...


Wars in the Name of Islam: What Comes Next?

... live in Lebanon. This is between 20% and 25% of Lebanon’s population. This is about the same if 50 million Ukrainians came to Russia. However, thank God, there is no new war in Lebanon, the situation remains the same there. The conflict is not spreading. They will come to terms: a positive scenario for the Middle East Alexey Malashenko: The Lessons of Islamic State There is an absolutely opposite, positive scenario. What is happening now in the Middle East is similar to the Thirty ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... common position? What will be the impact on major and regional powers of the spread of terrorist activities throughout the ‘wider Middle East’, with periodic attacks in countries throughout much of the world? How should the Coalition against the Islamic State deal with such a scenario? The Question of Qatar As the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran intensifies throughout the ‘wider Middle East,’ U.S. and Russian mediation appears absolutely crucial to calm tensions between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. After Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain accused Qatar (and Qatari individuals) of supporting the Moslem Brotherhood and Hamas,...


Russia’s Syria Campaign: Measuring Costs and Benefits

A year ago Russia announced the beginning of its military campaign in Syria which has become the first military operation of the Russian Armed Force in the Middle East. Being one of the major external actors in the Syrian conflict Russia has been staying away from direct involvement ... ... million daily. Russian airliner was downed over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015 killing all 224 passengers and crew. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack. Many view it as a consequence of the Russia’s air campaign in Syria, hence,...


Imperatives of Neomodernism for the Middle East

The problem of overcoming postmodernism, mainly in the Middle East, is analyzed in the article “ The Middle East: Postmodernism Is Over ... ... modernist phenomenon. Lucas Dolega of EPA What do young men and women that travel to the Islamic State seek? Young people discussed it in 2011 on Tunisia’s central Bourguiba... ... Over If they fail to take this path, they will face an unenviable future, and neither Russia, nor the United States, nor anyone else will be able to help them. The maxim...


Countering the threats from the Middle East

... Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe Position Paper The context Large swathes of the Middle East have collapsed into a state of violence, chaos and division, causing unimaginable... ... – we believe that the countries of the Greater Europe area including Turkey and Russia should cooperate on the basis of their common interests. These three issues and... ... of the Task Force, available at 2 . Acronym for Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham, also referred to as IS or Daesh. 3 . Report of the...


Recruiting Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Dealing with Returnees: European Experience and the Prospects for Russia

.... Particular attention is paid to assessments of the situation regarding terrorists leaving, and then coming back to Europe, Russia and Central Asian countries; the link between migration and the recruitment of terrorists; and an analysis of the most ... ... combat the recruitment of terrorists, as well as measures taken to reintegrate returning militants into society. — Summary . Islamic State Volunteers. Who are they? Recruiting Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Dealing with Returnees: European Experience ...


A Critical Look at Mainstream Analysis of the Russian Operation in Syria

The Crisis Group recently released a briefing on Russia’s partial pull-back of forces from Syria, its implications on the ceasefire ... ... Moscow is being guided by its own national interests and an ambition of a key player in Middle Eastern affairs, rather than any commitment to Assad’s political future... ... sometimes provide air cover to certain FSA groups during joint operations against the Islamic State. The fact that Moscow never stopped reaching out to opposition groups...


The Capture of Palmyra: Victory in Battle, but Not a Turning Point

... Russia’s hands. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Andrey Kortunov: Post-Syrian Russia and Middle East Apart from the overall geopolitical benefit, Moscow urgently seeks to legitimize... ... coalition. In fact, this coalition is a union of two alliances led by the United States and Russia. The anti-Assad coalition will hardly agree to that, but Moscow has a new ace... ... they will move further into IS-controlled territory. The primary task is to split the Islamic State into two parts along the Euphrates valley, the Iraqi part and the Syrian...


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