Search: Libya,Middle East (12 materials)


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... and keep Syria united. The draft constitution proposed will be approved based on the partial decentralisation of power, which could lead to the return of many refugees from European and Arab countries. North Africa Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa North Africa will have significant turbulence, and many North African states will be on the verge of violence starting from Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara due to the flow of terrorist fighters from other African states. The only two countries that would be safe from terrorism and violence in north Africa are Morocco and Tunisia. In contrast, others will face waves of terrorist ...


Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

... in Libya. Russia, under the influence of political motives, chooses scenarios that will help it avoid both direct confrontation with Western powers and achieve its economic goals and regional status. In the end, low support for US intervention in the Middle East could affect the Libyan conflict in the same way it affected in Syria. Now, the Libyan situation is not a priority for the US government. However, due to the political deadlock in Libya, the situation can change every day. If the United States shows the same unwillingness ...


Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... leadership in the Libyan issue. At the same time, the Russian approach assumes rather a tactical nature of interaction with various players on the Libyan settlement. Russia's cautious engagement and maintained contacts Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities Today, the situation in Libya is at an impasse. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj is recognized by the international community in accordance with the UN-brokered Skhirat Agreement. However, the Parliament, located in Tobruk in the east of ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... leaders, it is necessary to come to terms either way – I’m hoping this can be done with Russia’s mediation. I don’t believe in US mediation because the memories are too fresh. Even those who hated Muammar Gaddafi have to admit that under his rule Libya was the most prosperous country in the Middle East and North Africa. Given what was done to the Libyan leader, they are not ready to rush into the arms of the US regardless of their attitude to the former Libyan regime. Third, it is necessary to avoid a conflict with Iran as far as this is ...


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

... reliability are rare commodities in the region and the demand for them is high. Andrey Kortunov: The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim Third, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for the region. In some situations (such as Yemen),... ... 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 ...


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

... the discussion is comparative analysis of the perceptions of great powers on the 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.


RIAC and ISPI Round Table «Towards MED 2018 — Syria, Libya and Yemen: the MENA Crises' Outcome»

... participation of experts, representatives of the academic community, and non-governmental organizations from Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom. The round table discussed the issues of modern security architecture in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. Regional scenarios were presented and analyzed at the round table in order to develop recommendations for crisis management in Syria, Libya, and Yemen involving all concerned parties for constructive interaction.


The Arab World: Between Violence and Consensus

... Nice, Paris, Berlin, Boston, St. Petersburg and many other ostensibly safe cities. The majority of the political regimes in the Middle East are perfectly stable, and the reforms implemented in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Jordan following the events of ... ... backdrop of the misfortune that has befallen the region as a whole. Even the most problematic countries – Syria, and even Libya and Yemen – have not experienced a complete of statehood. What is more, modern mechanisms (elections, multi-party political ...


Algeria: Russia’s Crisis-Proof Partner in the Arab World

... powers and establishment of a national unity government. This is another proof of the Algerian resolve. So, if the Islamic radicals advance, the uncompromising Algerian government may as well become more active in Libya. Russia and Algeria Handling the Libya Crisis REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Maxim Suchkov: The Middle East between the U.S. and Russia: Potential Traps for Moscow Moscow and Algiers are stepping up intelligence sharing on Libya, and the subject is known to have been high on the agenda during Mr. Lavrov's visit to Algeria from last February 29 to ...


Russians and Arabs: in Search of a New Modus Vivendi

... the UN Security Council Resolution 1973. The failed transition in Libya was an important learning experience for Moscow. It consolidated the conservative faction in the Russian political establishment and nearly silenced the liberal opposition. After Libya Russian officials coined their new approach to the Middle East, that can be summarized the following way: First. Authoritarian states in the Middle East are in any case better than failed states that come to replace the former after public uprisings (which are often planned, funded and instigated from ...


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