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RIAC at the XVI Conference of Arabists “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings”

From November 29 to December 24, 2021, at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the XVI Conference of Arabists “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings” was held From November 29 to December 24, 2021, at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the XVI Conference of Arabists “I.M. Smilyanskaya Readings” was held. Within the framework of the meeting, which brought together 128 speakers from nine countries, there were three public lectures...

24.12.2021

The UK and Russia in the Middle East: Dialogue is Vital

The MENA remains highly important, alternately fascinating and frustrating but full of promise and opportunity in a changing world UK–Russia relations have been, at best, complicated over the past decade. This has also been apparent in the Middle East ...

16.12.2021

Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing

... engagement in Syria in the autumn of 2015 had a significant ‘pedagogical’ dimension—after a spectacular Western failure in Libya and a less than impressive US performance in Iraq, Vladimir Putin clearly intended to teach the West how to ‘fix’ a MENA country. Particularly in the aftermath of the acute crisis in and around Ukraine, it was very important for the Kremlin to demonstrate that in the Eastern Mediterranean Russia could become not a part of the problem, but rather a part of the solution....

15.12.2021

Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

Russia risks losing the most out of this portion of its “Ummah Pivot” given growing the Chinese, Turkish and U.S presence (This is the second and final part of the author’s article series on this topic. The first one can be read here , and it is recommended to review it before the present piece). Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”, or its post-2014 comprehensive engagement with the many Muslim-majority countries along its southern periphery and beyond, comprises one of the most important pillars of its contemporary...

14.07.2021

Middle East and North Africa in Focus of the Geneva Summit

... branded itself as a fighter against the terrorist threat, while reinforcing the image of a stable and predictable partner. Moscow manages to cooperate with almost all parties of conflicts in the Middle East. In recent years, China's influence in the MENA region has been on the rise. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted harm on the economies of many states, while China appears to be emerging victorious. Its position around the world is strengthening, and soon there will be a larger Chinese footprint ...

30.06.2021

The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

The Southern vector of Moscow’s balancing act: what awaits it in years to come? A key component of Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy goal of becoming the supreme balancing force in Eurasia is its “Ummah Pivot” of comprehensive engagement with the Muslim-majority countries to its South, stretching from North Africa to South Asia. This vector of Russian diplomacy is intended to compensate for the recent setbacks in Western Eurasia (Europe) while simultaneously preventing any future disproportionate...

24.06.2021

Meeting Security Challenges in the Gulf: Ideal Solutions and Practical Steps

... in northeast Asia or in the post-soviet space. However, there are a number of specific reasons for security uncertainties and the subsequent risks being particularly high in the Gulf. First, most of the political regimes in the Gulf area, and in the MENA region at large, combine weak institutions with highly centralised personal power, which makes the decision-making process quite dependent on personal perceptions and misperceptions, and also on emotions and improvisations. With a clear deficit of ...

14.05.2021

ISPI Expert Workshop “The Road Ahead: What is in Store for the MENA Region in 2021 and Beyond?”

... 2021, as part of the preparation for the annual high-level initiative Mediterranean Dialogues 2021 (MED-2021), the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) held an online expert workshop “The Road Ahead: What is in Store for the MENA Region in 2021 and Beyond?” in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy. The meeting was attended by the heads of leading expert and analytical centers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa....

02.04.2021

Map of Official Development Assistance Flows to the Arab Middle East and North Africa

The infographic “Map of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Flows to the Arab Middle East and North Africa” was created using data on the allocation of ODA to the Arab MENA countries from 2011 to 2018. The project builds upon the RIAC report “ International Assistance to the Middle East and North Africa: Managing Risks ” published at the end of 2020 by Vladimir Bartenev, Director of the Center for Security and Development ...

20.01.2021

RIAC and HSE Online Seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?»

On December 21, 2020, at 3:00 pm UTC+3 On December 21, 2020, at 3:00 pm UTC+3, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and School of Asian Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at National Research University Higher School of Economics are holding an online seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?». The event will focus on the competitive and inclusive approaches to security in the Eastern Mediterranean, opportunities and limitations for Turkey's...

17.12.2020
 

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