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Is a New Nuclear Deal with Iran feasible in the Biden administration: Requirements and Barriers

... pressure” policy. France has suggested that Saudi Arabia be involved in a nuclear deal with Iran, which has been opposed by Iran. The Biden administration is also highly sensitive about Iran’s missile program and Tehran’s regional influence in the Middle East and elsewhere, which could be a serious obstacle to a new nuclear deal. On the other hand, there are obstacles inside Iran to reach a new agreement. First, Hassan Rouhani’s government is trying to reach an agreement with the United States ...


Political Risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa

RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 This report aims to analyze political risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa and summarizes joint findings by experts from the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). Russia and Egypt have important stakes in the region; both are actively engaged in international efforts to provide for peace and stability in North Africa. Russian and Egyptian experts pay specific...


International Assistance to the Middle East and North Africa: Managing the Risks

Report No. 62/2021 Report No. 62/2021 This report examines the ins and outs of providing international assistance to the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through the prism of risk management. It provides an evaluation of the original typology of the risks associated with the provision of external support and reveals the main endogenous and exogenous risk factors that ...


The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

... to the vision of a Central Asia under the bipolar influence of Moscow and Beijing, the Turkic Council is no less imperfect, as this article aims to show, but it has potential for development that might open up Central Asia and bring it closer to the Middle East, while allowing Turkey to reconnect with the glorious history of the Ottoman Empire. In the end, it is through the Turkic Council that Ankara could become a global power again and, like the Konrul (a Turkish version of the Western phoenix),...


The Return of the ‘Arab Voice’ Through a Portal From the Underworld

... nationalist movements are waiting for the necessary external and internal conditions to mature The events of the “Arab Spring” that began 10 years ago were considered a tectonic shift, capable of overturning the previous development logic of the Middle East. While the collective West counted on “democratisation” due to their liberal ideology, Russia or China called for a more cautious assessment of what was happening. The region itself has been torn apart by the clash of ideologies, identities,...


Russia-Pakistan Relations: The Way Forward

... through critical moments in humankind’s history, where wars, threats, killings, aggression, coercion, instability, extremism, and terrorim are common phenomena. The media is full of negative news and incidents. Such events like the situation in the Middle East, the issues surrounding Iran and Ukraine, the Syrian war, the fragile peace in Afghanistan, and the mounting tensions in the South China Sea, are significant events which are worth denoting our attention to.The formation of Quad—an alliance ...


The Middle East in Search for Lost Awakening

... Spring, which promised to open the way to positive change in the region, turned out to be a major disappointment The year 2020 was probably the strangest year of the 21st century so far. It also concluded one of its most eventful decades. For the Middle East, it began with the Arab Spring, which was the culmination of a long period of worsening political crises and increasing social tensions. The Arab Spring, which promised to open the way to positive change in the region, turned out to be a major ...


Russia in the Middle East: 10 Years After the Arab Spring

... preserving state sovereignty as the only factor guaranteeing stability and cooperation in international politics, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev. Large-scale changes in the domestic and international political configuration of the Middle East, dubbed the “Arab Spring” in popular culture, coincided with the return of Russia to world politics. In this regard, Moscow’s intervention in the conflict over Syria has played a much larger role in strengthening its global position ...


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