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War, the Economy and Politics in Syria: Broken Links

The latest alarming global events, like the coronavirus pandemic, the oil price crash and the slowdown of world economic growth have eclipsed the armed conflicts in the Middle East, which drop off and flare up from time to time. The temporary disappearance of Syria from front page news and new Russia-Turkey agreements on a ceasefire in Idlib are far from comforting. This is merely a tactical pause that should give serious food for thought on Syria’s future in the increasingly unpredictable and rapidly changing world. The latest alarming ...

17.04.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... re-election of US President Donald Trump will continue to have profound implications on the Middle East, and the inability to predict Western actions in the region and the profound... ... is reached among militant groups in addition to Turkey, the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, the USA and Russia. The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the... ... region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and...

13.01.2020

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

Russia is back and here to stay. Others had better accept it and learn to deal with ... ... sanctions imposed over its actions in Ukraine. It has effectively won, militarily, in Syria: Today it is a power broker in that country; the victory has raised its prestige in the Middle East and provided material support for Moscow’s claims to be a great power... ... technologies to influence other countries’ domestic politics, for instance, has provoked accusations from such important partners as Germany and France but failed to advance Russia’s...

19.11.2019

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

The reality is that, like it or not, the West, including Europe, are on the losing side of the conflict in Syria and this automatically limits leverage During the 11 th EU–Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy (EUREN) meeting , Andrea Dessì, Senior Fellow within IAI's Mediterranean and Middle East Program, who spoke at the event, discussed with the RIAC Editorial Team which outcomes he expects from the Syrian ... ... eliminate the head, the person that comes after is usually even more of a risk. The main priority now is to resolve the issue for thousands of ISIS fighters and affiliates, as well as wives and children who are in prison camps in North-East Syria and Iraq. This ...

06.11.2019

Syria after the Turkish invasion

Interesting how Western media and politicians react to Trump’s decision in northern Syria. In addition to concerns that ISIS might regain strength, a new civil war, waves ... ... the main concern was: Putin is portrayed as the winner and new ordering power for the Middle East and the Greater Middle East. So as a kind of supplier for international... ... fleeing Ras al Ain town, Syria on October 9, 2019. © Reuters / Rodi SaidI guess the Russians are now trying to prevent Turkish and Syrian troops from being involved in...

18.10.2019

Per Aspera ad Pax

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace The second decade ... ... 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has become a source of ... ... region. The conflict in Syria unfolded in a historical period when Russia–U.S. relations were slowly, but surely, deteriorating ... ... Damascus and its allies. Apart from political considerations, the refusal to cooperate directly with the Syrian government is justified ...

14.10.2019

Jerusalem Format: Searching for a Solution to the Crisis in the Middle East

... far-fetched and rather superficial. While there is a need for a meaningful conversation on the whole range of issues for the future of Syria in the context of the strategic interests of Russia, Israel, and the United States; and as the tension has been growing, this need is getting more and more urgent. Before giving any assessment, it is important to trace which new trends in the Middle East policy of the United States and Israel served as the ground for the summit in Jerusalem and how they affect the interests of Russia in the region. From Obama to Trump: Middle East U-Turns During the presidency ...

03.09.2019

Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

The main issue for Moscow in the Middle East in the years ahead will be the implementation of a shift from a military-political ... ... other words from risk based approach to opportunity-oriented Since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo... ... diversify their ties does not mean a lack of desire to cooperate with the EU and the USA. Regional elites can use their contacts with Moscow to get greater benefits from...

21.08.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

Iran in the Middle East: Regional Spoiler or Stakeholder? Iran’s critical ... ... Middle East is indisputable. No matter what we discuss — the Syrian settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or ... ... solution. Of course, Iran’s friends and partners, including Russia, argue the opposite. All these disagreements notwithstanding,... ... the region and is in any case not prepared to establish any causal effect between these matters and the implementation of the ...

13.05.2019

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... opportunity to expand by recruiting brothers, training them in the Middle East or Pakistan, and sending them back to Europe to establish ... ... to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad that was ... ... and persecuted. With this support, they established a network in Syria and Iraq which eventually became the Caliphate. The third ... ... foreign boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces to Khmeimim,...

08.05.2019
 

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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  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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