Search: Middle East,Syria,ISIS (5 materials)

Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... international actors need to learn the lesson of Iraq. Any diplomatic agreement to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that the grievances and drivers that lead to the revolt in the first place are not ignored. Only an inclusive and more transparent Syria and Middle East more broadly will be able to counter the ideological threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations, which feed on conflict, exclusion and authoritarianism.


Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

... proper deep dialogue. There are many parties involved in the power dynamics and the Middle East has evolved significantly. However, very few stakeholders are talking to... ... spreading its influence, the way it is actually engaging non-state actors, and allies in Syria and elsewhere in Yemen is not helping. So, basically, neither side is doing it... ... what are the most critical risks for security in the region? Is there any chance for ISIS to come alive again? Timur Makhmutov, Ruslan Mamedov: Russia and the Arab Mashreq:...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... cause a situation of chaos in Europe, there would be more opportunity to expand by recruiting brothers, training them in the Middle East or Pakistan, and sending them back to Europe to establish caliphates. The third phase of Jihadism, namely ISIS, held a post-millenarian perspective, as opposed to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ... ... Iraqi Sunnis (including former Baathists) who were antagonized and persecuted. With this support, they established a network in Syria and Iraq which eventually became the Caliphate. The third phase of Jihadism did not take place on the stage of satellite ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... pluralistic, more representative and less centralized state. To maintain its current position of a critical power broker in Syria as well as in a broader Middle East context, the Kremlin has to figure out how to cope with three recent developments that call for significant adjustments in the Russian strategy. First, the defeat of ISIS, which is definitely a positive development for everybody engaged in Syria and in neighboring countries, has an important ...


RIAC and IRAS Discuss Russia-Iran Cooperation in the Middle East

... the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, RIAC expert, represented Russia at the meeting. Iranian side was represented by the following speakers: Mahmud Shuri, Fellow for Russian Studies, IRAS, and Hassan Ahmadian, Research Fellow, IRAS. Experts name the Syrian crisis and its resolution among the key factors for the future setting of the entire Middle East. The parties noted that the existence of ISIS had been uniting players with very different interests for the sake of one goal. The victory over ISIS deprived the regional and global actors of the "ideal enemy", and their goals began ...


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