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After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean

RIAC and ISPI Joint Report RIAC and ISPI Joint Report This Report brings together experts and scholars in an effort to ponder on possible post-pandemic trends in the Southern Mediterranean. The aim is to help readers navigate the future of the Southern Mediterranean region, by offering new insights and guidance to regional and non-regional governments, civil society, and the public at large. After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean , 1.2 Mb


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... international consensus on how to finance recovery, the country has not only failed to overcome the acute economic crisis but has also been hit by the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, compounded by an unstable situation in neighbouring Lebanon. And, just as in the dry 2000s, these challenges have been aggravated by natural disasters, with earthquakes and forest fires raging across the country. Violation of Territorial Integrity: A Brake on Restoration Aqeel Saeed Mahfoud: What Do the ...


Lebanon Is Going Through a Dark Tunnel with No End in Sight

Interview with the Founding Chairman of the Religion & Security Council Emiliano Stornelli Which political developments were brought to light after the Beirut explosions? Could a civil war be on the cards for Lebanon? How have regional disputes hampered infrastructure development in the country? We ask these and other questions in our interview with Emiliano Stornelli , founding Chairman of the Religion & Security Council (RSC) . How would you assess the ...


Meeting with Lebanese Former Prime Minister's Personal Representative George Shaaban

... Shaaban, Personal Representative of the Lebanese former Prime Minister Saad Hariri (leader of Al-Mustaqbal) visited Russian International Affairs Council. The issues discussed during the meeting included socio-political and socio-economic situation in Lebanon, that aggravated after the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. The Lebanese diplomat was briefed on RIAC research on the Middle East vector and prospects for expanding cooperation between Russian and Lebanese foreign ...


The Role of External Players in Mashreq Conflicts Discussed at Shaikh Group Expert Meeting

... 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.


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 the 20 th century, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, serves as a perfect ...


Opportunities for Russian Higher Education in Syria and Lebanon

Russian universities can offer an interesting alternative to the suffering education systems of Syria and Lebanon Historically, Syria and Lebanon form a single region and events in one country inevitably influence the other. These states have always maintained a high literacy level in the Arab world. However, the war that started in Syria in 2011 and the ...


RIAC in Beirut (Lebanon) at the Meeting on Regional Implications of Syrian Crisis

... 2019). The event was organized by Carnegie Middle East Center and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). The meeting was opened by Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, Massimo Marotti, Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, and Valeria Talbot, Co-Director of the ISPI Center for Middle East and North Africa. About 40 experts from leading global think tanks took part in the event. During the first session, the participants discussed the ratio between legitimacy and ...


RIAC at Beirut Seminar on Economic Recovery of Syria

... Foundation seminar on Actors, Policies, and Obstacles to Economic Recovery in Syria consisted of six sessions and gathered about thirty experts and officials from European, Middle Eastern, and American research centers, NGOs, EU and the UN agencies in Lebanon. The key topics included the general framework of the economic course of recovery in Syria, the government’s ability to carry out the recovery, the key Syrian actors in the process, the European outlook, and the Turkish course on economic recovery ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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