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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

A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also ...

12.02.2020

Meeting with Swiss Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Delegation

... conflicting parties to prevent or end armed conflicts, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Сentre also conducts applied research on mediation and peacekeeping to support its operational work. The delegation was headed by Romain Grandjean, Middle East and North Africa Regional Director. In the course of discussion, representatives of the Swiss Centre touched upon the issues of armed conflicts in Libya and Syria, Russia's role in resolving crisis situations in these countries, as well as ...

30.01.2020

The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

... backing from at least two permanent members of the UN Security Council — Russia and China — while Iran is busy working to build support for the initiative in the region. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East The Emir of Qatar visited Iran for the first time during the recent crisis, calling for de-escalation and regional dialogue. Other regional states are also on record stressing the need for a genuine inclusive regional process that aims to ...

22.01.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

..., there are stand-alone attempts to systematise it in a way or another at certain regional levels, especially while talking about security issues and the need to tackle the growing security challenges. The establishment of collective security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the reformation of collective security in Europe were discussed frequently in 2019. Emphasis was made on the clear understanding in global decision-making circles that the ongoing earthquake can only be weathered ...

13.01.2020

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

... credibility to Lavrov’s goal of highlighting Moscow’s contributions to stability in the Mediterranean, which has been central to his outreach efforts to Italy and the Maghreb, and further bolster Moscow’s emerging status as a great power in the Middle East. Syria experience for Libya Since 2011, Libya and Syria have faced an internal crisis in the Middle East. In Syria, this same vacuum allowed Russia to gain military influence and involvement in the conflict. Russia is likely to use current ...

13.01.2020

Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... leadership in the Libyan issue. At the same time, the Russian approach assumes rather a tactical nature of interaction with various players on the Libyan settlement. Russia's cautious engagement and maintained contacts Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities Today, the situation in Libya is at an impasse. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj is recognized by the international community in accordance with the UN-brokered ...

23.12.2019

Meeting with Director General for Political Affairs at FCO Richard Moore Addresses Russia and UK Positions in Conflict Situations in the Middle East

... meeting was also attended by representatives of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Moscow. During the meeting the parties discussed the following issues: Russian and British positions in conflict situations in the Middle East and North Africa and the possibilities of constructive interaction between Russia and the West in Syria, Libya, and the Persian Gulf. The meeting was moderated by Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Russia.

20.12.2019

The End of American Exceptionalism? The End of US Bases Overseas? The End of Israel? Trump 2020?

As soon as I started seeing headlines in Israel asking if Trump could be trusted, I started to wonder if we are headed toward some kind of radical shift in the Middle East (such as the end of Israel), that would be accompanied by a radical shift in US foreign policy (such as the closure of all our military bases) and a radical change in the US domestic political scene (such as the end of the Democratic Party ...

19.12.2019
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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