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RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

... Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Aidar Aganin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department, MFA of Russia, and Jost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ICG. The meeting consisted of two sessions: the first was devoted to normalization of competition in the Gulf and formation of stable regional order, and the second to the future of regional security architecture in the Gulf ...


RIAC, ISPI, and Italian Foreign Ministry Discuss the Role for International Actors in MENA Crises

... Negotiation tables. What Role for International Actors in MENA Crises.” The goal of the seminar is to exchange views of Russian and foreign experts regarding the role and influence of regional and international actors in major crises affecting the Middle East and North Africa. It is the second seminar RIAC is holding with ISPI and theMinistry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy within the preparation for the fifth annual International Conference “Mediterranean Dialogues”,...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... the Global Institute for Cybersecurity Technologies among other editorial, research, and scientific boards. What is the mission of the Euro-Gulf Information Centre and why was it established? RIAC Infographic “Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa” We were founded in 2015, and I am the founder of the organization. Basically, after 10 years of working as an academic — I was the head of the Department of International Relations at the Metropolitan University of Prague ...


RIAC at the Meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister

... of the meeting, Russian analysts discussed the major topics of the bilateral agenda, security and economic issues, the status of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA), the policy of the United States and other global and regional actors in the Middle East. Iranian Foreign Minister noted the need for joint actions to ensure security in the Gulf. The event was attended by representatives of leading research centers: RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ...


Jerusalem Format: Searching for a Solution to the Crisis in the Middle East

... composition and thematic content. Intensive negotiations held in bilateral and trilateral formats, including meetings with Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, focused on a wide range of regional security issues, as well as other issues non-related to the Middle East. While the situation is only exacerbating, and there are practically no stable channels for bilateral negotiations on different vectors or they are being used occasionally, the participants of the negotiators touched upon the issues of civil ...


Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa

RIAC Infographics “Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa” infographics provides an opportunity to compare the size of the armed forces and the defense spending of the states of the region. The infographic provides data on major arms suppliers and key security partners for the ...


RIAC and Evgeniy Primakov Center for International Cooperation Hold International Expert Dialogue "Russia — the Middle East"

... International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund On August 1-4, 2019, Kazan is hosting an International Expert Dialogue "Russia — the Middle East". The event is organized by Evgeniy Primakov Center for International Cooperation together with Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and A lexander ...


Just How Far to Back Off on Iran?

... region with the specific aim of defending against Iran. Regardless of what may be rumor or accusation, there is no denying that the U.S. and Iran take to warring (if not literally) with postures and threats as each see the other’s influence in the Middle East as totally malign. Though, the U.S. does not seek conflict with Iran. President Trump is not throwing in the towel on diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions despite the absence of direct talks between U.S. and Iranian leaders. Iran’s Supreme ...


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