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Interests of Russia and UK in the MENA were discussed at the RIAC – RUSI Workshop

On September 9, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a closed workshop on approaches of Russia and the UK in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”. On September 9, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal ...

10.09.2021

The Role and Place of the Taliban on the Global Map of Islam: Challenges and Threats

... activities at around the same time as the revolutionary events unfolded in Iran. Rather, both the Iranian Revolution and the uprising of the Muslim Brotherhood of Syria were links in the same chain, attesting to the growth of Islamist sentiments in the Middle East. Andrey Kazantsev: Afghanistan Crisis: Security Problems for Russia and Central Asian States Today, the various groups that stand for moderate Islam are wondering whether it was a mistake to strive towards democracy, using its institutions ...

09.09.2021

The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel and the Arab states around the ...

06.09.2021

A Tale of Two Interventions: Why Russia Succeeded in Syria When U.S. Failed in Afghanistan

... domestic agenda, debates on this matter might even affect the outcome of the 2024 presidential elections. Russia’s operation in Syria has significantly bolstered Moscow’s standing in the Arab world and increased Russia’s prestige throughout the Middle East, where high reliability as well as consistent and predictable policies have always been in value. Washington’s reliability as a strategic partner and security guarantor has once again been cast into doubt. NATO’s ability to conduct successful ...

30.08.2021

The Shaikh Group High-Level Meeting on Political Dynamics in Iraq

On August 10, 2021, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place On August 10, 2021, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place. High-level experts from ...

12.08.2021

Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

... balance of interests between global and regional powers, and the need to stabilise the region. Russia’s Energy Policies in the East Med One of the key elements of Russian foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean subregion—and more broadly in the Middle East—is the desire to ensure stable interaction with major players in the energy market. From this perspective, Moscow’s intensified attention to regional issues is linked to three factors: 1) the need to ensure stability in the oil market ...

06.08.2021

Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

... a dedicated enemy of everything communist, ready to bring the Russian connection into play as a proverbial “stick” in his troubled relations with the Americans. In doing so, he was far from original but rather following in the footsteps of many Middle Eastern politicians who blackmailed the West with the threat of “going Soviet.” The second myth is that Moscow has historically been trying to convert North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean into the “main proletarian confession.” This particular ...

29.07.2021

Experts Discuss Approaches to Building New Security System in Persian Gulf

On June 28, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) of the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), held a joint expert webinar "A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf." On June 28, 2021, Russian International ...

02.07.2021
 

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