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Russia and the Arab Mashreq: The Post-Conflict Period in Syria

... be an important resource, and protect Israel as its key partner in the region. This meant a permanent weakening of the states that posed a threat to the aforementioned U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean. In forming its Middle Eastern policy, the United States was historically led by a strong pro-Israeli lobby. After Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994), and the US-allied Gulf Cooperation Council came into being on May 25, 1981, the United ...


Russian company, ROSATOM, constructing nuclear power plants worldwide to cut carbon emissions to help global environment

... response to the new U.S. sanctions. If Iran enriches uranium beyond the limits of JCPOA then they could potentially develop nuclear weapons. A nuclear armed Iran can pose a significant threat to states like Israel and Saudi Arabia, creating unrest in the Middle East, and destabilize the region. Would economic sanctions against Iran have a favorable outcome for the U.S.? What is the U.S.’s track record on imposing economic sanctions on other states with similar uranium enrichment programs? The U.S. has ...


US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East

Any US action in Iran would profoundly benefit China’s interests in Iran and strengthen its position across the region China’s rise in the Middle East is not simply a case of debt-trap diplomacy or expanding Chinese influence, it requires an ideological shift to accommodate a new regional player and the process of institutional change that that brings. Any US action in Iran would profoundly ...


Jordan between the Hammer of Economic Hardships and the Anvil of the “Deal of the Century”

... protocol while others regard it as an urgent matter due to recent developments the country is undergoing: higher rates of unemployment and indebtedness, economic recession, mounting inflation, and taxation. Andrey Kortunov: The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim What reflects the urgency of the meeting, is that on the same day the king visited the Tafilah gover-norate where he met with representatives and dignitaries of the province before returning to Amman to meet the former premiers ...


Russian Policy in the Middle East: Dividends and Costs of the Big Game

RIAC Working Paper No. 51/2019 RIAC Working Paper No. 51/2019 The working paper considers Russia’s geostrategic interests in the Middle East and the concept of Russia’s return to the world stage as a great power. The paper analyses Russia’s regional interests, including the development of trade ties, attracting investment, gaining access to the arms market and influencing oil ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy? Alexander Grushko About New World Order We are witnessing the process of reshaping global landscape which was considered to be cast in stone even a decade ago. Apparent dominance of the only hegemon or “the lonely superpower” is fading. It is replaced by a polycentric world, with its inherent fragmentation and dynamic instability. This is an objective trend that can be tried to be denied, but it is impossible to stop or reverse it. At the same time, it depends...


RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue (Najaf, Iraq)

... 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with representatives of Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue (Najaf, Iraq) headed by Farhad Alaeddin. RIAC guests got to know about current and completed projects of the Council on the Middle East vector. RIAC and Al-Rafidain Center discussed the current state of Russia-Iraq relations, the role of Russia and Iraq in security in the Middle East, as well as the impact of escalation in the US-Iran relations on regional affairs. The parties ...


Andrey Kortunov Reads a Lecture for Israeli Diplomats

... Foreign Affairs visiting Russia on professional training program. The event was organized by the Embassy of Israel in Moscow. In the lecture, Andrey Kortunov focused on the problems of Russian-the US relations, the dynamics of conflict situations in the Middle East, the prospects for cooperation between Russia and China, as well as the risks of new regional crises and conflicts in the near future.


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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