Search: JCPOA,Middle East (17 materials)


Influencing Iran: Moscow's Trump Card to Secure a Role in Gulf Security

The GCC countries expect Moscow to influence Iran, limiting the dangers it poses “The US’ withdrawal from the Middle East has strengthened GCC countries’ desire to create intraregional coalitions and to look for an external security provider.... ... is trying to show GCC countries its ability to influence the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The resumption of the JCPOA as a whole is in the interests of all Gulf countries, including Iran. This is also important for Russia since it considers ...


The Imperative of U.S.-Russian Disarmament Collaboration

... progress? There are certain elements that could help to bring it about. In the core of this lie the responsibilities of the P5 states, which at last should convene a P5 conference as was agreed in 2020 before the pandemic struck. In Vienna the talks on the JCPOA should move forward with an active support of the U.S., which is responsible for the current crisis. The return of the U.S. and Iran to the deal would defuse a looming nuclear arms race in the Middle East among Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The U.S. and NATO should strive to work with Russia on achieving mutual guarantees of security ruling out deployment of nuclear or/and conventional strike systems in the proximity to each other. Only the ...


Russia’s nonproliferation policy and global strategic stability

... or destruction efforts. The INF Treaty has been destroyed by the U.S. The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear programme remains unclear. We see again and again shamelessly open attempts to use the NPT as an ... ... nonproliferation regime and a key agenda point for the upcoming 10th NPT Review Conference is the issue of establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear and all other WMD and their means of delivery (WMDFZ). The resolution on the Middle East, adopted ...


The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

... Israeli-Palestinian conflict and proportionately re-escalate regional tension. Although in short term the Abraham Accords portrays stability, normalisation and prosperity, but considering the above-mentioned potential consequences, and its interest clashes with the JCPOA, its long term damage to the stability of the Middle East should be concerning. Given the fact that the US and NATO are now withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan, the region will experience a vacuum of power in which regional hegemons such as the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey will try to ...


RIAC and EUI Webinar “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”

... Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), RIAC Expert Adlan Margoev , Analyst, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University Moderator: Ruslan Mamedov , MENA Program Manager,... ... Council (RIAC) Discussion points: Causes for previous failures to build a regional security Ways to facilitate talks in post-JCPOA era Changes and role of Russian policy in the Persian Gulf Biden administration policies and its influence on Saudi-Iranian ...


The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus

RIAC and the Middle East Directions Programme of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report RIAC and the Middle East Directions Programme of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report 2020 witnessed the peak of military ... ... of a US-Iran war remain persistent throughout 2021. First, both sides’ violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has complicated the resolution of the nuclear crisis with a face-saving option, raising the chance of failure. Second, ...


America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

... close to the Israeli leadership. Adelson was invited to meet with President Trump the day before the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA was formally announced. There is also the role played by well-funded hawkish policy institutes feeding ideas into the administration,... ... the evangelical dispensationalist community. Again, very close to Israel, and very enamoured with a view of the future of the Middle East that prepares for rapture and the second coming - and I will not go into this in detail. 3. There is the role that ...


RIAC at West Asia Conference of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (India)

... diplomatic representatives of countries in the Middle East region, as well as experts from various research institutes. Russian International Affairs Council was represented by Pyotr Kortunov, RIAC Program Coordinator, who made a report on the future of the JCPOA. A number of other issues related to security in the Middle East were touched upon during the conference: confrontation between the Gulf countries and Iran, prospects for resolving the Palestine-Israel conflict, potential escalation of regional conflicts, and other.


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... regional policies of these states in the Middle East. What is Moscow’s policy towards the US–Iranian confrontation? US withdrawal from the “Nuclear Deal” as a starting point Andry Kortunov, Michel Duclos: A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever Washington’s desire to “update” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), through a policy of “maximum pressure” against Iran, failed to capture explicit support even from the American allies. The EU trio “E3” (the UK, France, Germany) remained politically committed to the “Nuclear Deal”. Nevertheless, in ...


The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

... through the important work of the UN Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs. Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities The UN, in its neutral mediatory role, can helpfully facilitate an inclusive ... ... more confident acting as a broker of peace in the region by continuing to engage with all sides, do what it can to preserve the JCPOA, and explore the opportunities afforded by that framework to facilitate greater regional security dialogue and de-escalation....


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