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Bandmaster or Conductor: What is Wrong with the EU ”Selective Engagement” Policy?

... barely audible. As far as we can tell, the tentative steps taken by Paris and Berlin to open a dialogue with Moscow on Syria have not led to any practical actions. Also, it would seem that the “selective engagement” between Europe and Russia on Libya is equally doomed. The European Union and Russia have still not got around to coordinating their positions with regard to the Iranian nuclear issue and to relations with Iran as a whole. And while the stances of the two sides on the settlement ...


RIAC and STACO (Tripoli) Discuss Situation in Libya

On February 26, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Shaik Tahir Azzawi Charity Organization (S.T.A.C.O.) held a seminar on the situation in Libya. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Salem Ramadan, Chairman of the Board, made welcoming speeches. Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics, moderated the discussion. In the course of the event, RIAC ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... would vote for Bashar al-Assad if an election were held today regardless of their religious preferences. So the “Assad must go” approach is not realistic, all the more so as there are few alternatives to him. Second, something has to be done about Libya. Developments in Libya are a long way from promoting stabilization in North Africa. Whether siding with Khalifa Haftar or the Tripoli leaders, it is necessary to come to terms either way – I’m hoping this can be done with Russia’s mediation....


Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

... (such as Syria), the name of the game should be escalation avoidance and pressure on conflicting sides, internal and external, to come to a political compromise. In situations where conflicting sides are not yet ready for a political compromise (such as Libya, possibly), the priority for external players might be to work together to contain the conflict, preventing its spillover impact on neighbouring countries. Fourth, external players should keep in mind the inextricable link between security and development....


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... general dynamics of development in the Middle East, most significant challenges and threats emanating from the region, possible mechanisms and sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential instability in other countries of the region. Aleksandr Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, represent Russian side at the meeting.


The Arab World: Between Violence and Consensus

... socio-political life of the region during those years, at least to the outside observer, was violence. The Syrian Civil War has claimed between 200,000 and 500,000 lives. As many as 70,000 people have lost their lives as a result of two civil wars in Libya. And the Yemeni Civil War counts several thousand among its victims, with the humanitarian catastrophe it is leaving in its wake has affected millions. We have worked ourselves into a situation in which an enormous region, one that stretches “from ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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