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Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand...

17.03.2020

Russia and Pakistan in the Middle East: Approaches to Security in the Gulf

... Strategic Vision Institute Report #50 / 2020 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI). The dynamics that both Russia and Pakistan face from the Middle East and the Persian Gulf are of particular importance in identifying areas where the strategic and diplomatic interests of both countries converge. This report includes two papers authored by RIAC experts, Julia Roknifard and Grigory Lukyanov,...

12.03.2020

America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

....-Saudi Arabia-Iran Tensions: It Seemed We Were Moving Towards a Conflict More Dramatic Than Anything We Have Already Seen Key ideas from Daniel Levy’s speech during the “Persian Gulf: War and Peace” session of the 9th Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference (Moscow, February 17–18, 2020). Wars have terrible consequences, conflicts are devastating, the human cost primarily, then economic and opportunity costs, entire generations are denied their future. And it’s the people on the ...

06.03.2020

Terrorist Leadership Decapitation: Pros and Cons. Presentation of the Book by Jenna Jordan

On March 3, 2020, at 15:00, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a presentation of the book Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations by Jenna Jordan On March 3, 2020, at 15:00, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a presentation of the book Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations by Jenna Jordan, Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. As a specialist on international...

03.03.2020

Egypt-China Relations at the Present Stage

..., and agriculture was signed, and the need to attract investment in Egypt was discussed . Talks between the leaders of the two states concerned political issues, among other things: the civil war in Syria, the stabilization of the situation in the Middle East, the potential use of the Suez Canal for the passage of Chinese warships to the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The Mediterranean area is an essential track in Beijing's foreign policy. In 2015, the Premier of the PRC State Council, Li Keqiang,...

03.03.2020

Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... what positions will the influential actors take. Meanwhile, the international community perceives the US–Iran confrontation within the context of two key topics—the state of the “nuclear deal” and the regional policies of these states in the Middle East. What is Moscow’s policy towards the US–Iranian confrontation? US withdrawal from the “Nuclear Deal” as a starting point Andry Kortunov, Michel Duclos: A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever Washington’s ...

27.02.2020

Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

... especially important due to the close personal relationship existing between Putin and Netanyahu, despite the continuing tension among these leaders. Although Russia's current approach seeks to implement a balancing role with regards peace building in the Middle East, there is evidence that Russia may be maneuvering to reach an implicit agreement in relation to the Trump´s century deal. Therefore, this article pursues to examine Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on Trump´s ...

25.02.2020

Conference “Countries of the East in the 21st Century: Unevenness of Economic Growth and Inequality of Socio-Economic Development”

On February 17, 2020, the conference “Countries of the East in the XXI Century: Unevenness of Economic Growth and Inequality of Socio-Economic Development” was held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, dedicated to the memory of oriental economist V.G. Rastyannikov On February 17, 2020, the conference “Countries of the East in the XXI Century: Unevenness of Economic Growth and Inequality of Socio-Economic Development” was held at the Institute of Oriental Studies...

20.02.2020

A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?

... stunned the international community at first, were provided with so many explanations later that they came to be seen as perfectly logical and even as the only possible outcome of undercover processes or events that had not been taken into account. The Middle East broke all records for surprise events in 2019. The unexpected changes of government in Algeria and Sudan, mass protests in Lebanon and Iraq, the sensational election outcome in Tunisia, the never-ending election process in Israel, a new escalation ...

17.02.2020
 

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