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Peace in the Middle East: Are the Abraham Accords a Game-Changer in the Peace Process?

The Accords are a real game-changer for the Middle East Peace Process, with their value lying in the precedent they created On August 13, 2020, President of the United States Donald Trump wrote on his official Twitter account that Israel and the UAE were ready to sign a peace treaty. Soon after, a joint statement was released on the normalisation of relations between Israel and the UAE. Later, on September 11, the head of the White House went on to tweet that Bahrain would join ...


Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations

... pressure” on Iran, negatively affected U.S.–EU relations, caused a split in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and failed to allay their concerns regarding the reliability of the United States as an ally. Finally, the concessions to Israel, which no U.S. President had dared make before (no matter how their Middle East policies zigged and zagged), added new wrinkles to the issue. As a result, the Trump administration approaches the 2020 presidential elections with an unprecedented ...


What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia?

... Kurds and what this means for the territories east of the Euphrates, relations with countries it has signed agreements and treaties with and how this affects the country’s influence and power in the southern region, and Syria’s relationship with Israel and its impact on the state of affairs in Syria as a whole. Even if the Syrian people understand that there are great “benefits” to be reaped from these relations and interactions, they are nevertheless fraught with serious dangers. What the ...


Turkish Hegemony in the Mediterranean Likely to Create a Mess in the Region

... it can cause much deprivation and misery, as compared to Saudi Arabia that is in a leading role of the Muslim Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In recent developments, after the historic peace deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, Turkey threatened to end its diplomatic ties with the UAE. However, Turkey was the first Muslim majority country to recognize the State of Israel in March 1949. Turkey, nonetheless, has severe reservations on whether the UAE would establish ties ...


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 the support of the Embassy ...


Andrey Kortunov and Israeli Diplomats Discuss Conflicts in Syria and Libya

On July 7, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held an online meeting with Jacob Livne, Chargé d'Affaires of Israel in the Russian Federation, and Yosef Zilberman, First Secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Moscow. On July 7, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held an online meeting with Jacob Livne, Chargé d'Affaires of Israel in the Russian Federation,...


Palestine Ends All Agreements with Israel and the United States

The Reason Lies in Benjamin Netanyahu's Annexationist Aspirations On May 19, Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), declared an end to all agreements, including security agreements, with Israel and the United States. On May 22, Palestinian security forces withdrew from the East Jerusalem area. The reason for this decision was Israel’s claims to annex about 30 per cent of the territories in the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria....


The UN and Interntional Conflict Resolution. A Lecture by Robert H. Serry at RIAC

... international conflicts resolution. The event was attended by several experts and students who got the opportunity to hear about the former experiences of the Dutch diplomat in the sphere of conflict management on behalf of NATO, as UN Envoy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and as mediator in Ukraine. The event was the occasion for an extensive discussion on the evolution of the role of the United Nations in conflict resolution, from its origins until the current crisis of confidence it experiences. Robert ...


One State Will Remain — for All

The White House has just released a plan for the whole area (by whatever name) between Egypt and Lebanon. Courtesy of D. Trump, and supported by both Israeli PM-pretenders — the proposed map (see figure 1, below) is very interesting. Picture 1: White House Peace Plan for Israel with non-Israeli patches inside As everybody can see, Israel will now de-facto annex the whole area — lock, stock and ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... order. The tension between the ruling elites and citizens will reshape regional political geography. With conflicting principles of superpowers, the Middle East will undergo a high risk of conflict in spheres of influence between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey and other rising regional powers which seek to play a pivotal role in local and global affairs, attempting to shape the multipolar world. The persistence of conflicts and the absence of real effective political and economic reforms will ...


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