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Some Questions To Ask About The Latest Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

 The rapidly escalating conflict that has recently exploded between Israel and Palestine caught many extra-regional observers by surprise, even though many in West Asia had been expecting something of the sort for quite a while already. The hybrid military-political movement Hamas accused Israel of violating the Palestinians’ ...


After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean

RIAC and ISPI Joint Report RIAC and ISPI Joint Report This Report brings together experts and scholars in an effort to ponder on possible post-pandemic trends in the Southern Mediterranean. The aim is to help readers navigate the future of the Southern Mediterranean region, by offering new insights and guidance to regional and non-regional governments, civil society, and the public at large. After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean , 1.2 Mb


Palestine Ends All Agreements with Israel and the United States

... May 7, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Holy Land Churches published a statement on Israeli unilateral annexation plans, "which would bring about the loss of any remaining hope for the success of the peace process." Church leaders urged the Palestine Liberation Organization, which they called “the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people,” to resolve all internal and factional conflicts so it could present a united front “dedicated to achieving peace and the building ...


The UN and Interntional Conflict Resolution. A Lecture by Robert H. Serry at RIAC

The event was the occasion for an extensive discussion on the evolution of the role of the United Nations in conflict resolution, from its origins until the current crisis of confidence it experiences On February 21, the Russian Council of International Affairs had the pleasure to welcome Robert H. Serry for a lecture on the UN and international conflicts resolution. The event was attended by several experts and students who got the opportunity to hear about the former experiences of the Dutch...


One State Will Remain — for All

The White House has just released a plan for the whole area (by whatever name) between Egypt and Lebanon. Courtesy of D. Trump, and supported by both Israeli PM-pretenders — the proposed map (see figure 1, below) is very interesting. Picture 1: White House Peace Plan for Israel with non-Israeli patches inside As everybody can see, Israel will now de-facto annex the whole area — lock, stock and barrel. This will (as I have previously foreseen) in reality create ONE state with one supreme sovereignty...


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

... internationally. After Jordan closed its border with Syria, Jordan faced a real threat with the rising unemployment rate and international pressure on the government and the people to accept new terms and conditions to harbor refugees from Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and other countries. This huge demographic bomb would be devastating to the original population of the country who would become a minority of less than 25%, and would deprive Palestinians and Syrians of the right of return to the homes. Jordanian ...


Mahmoud Abbas Awarded the Order to Academic Director of RAS Institute for Oriental Studies Vitaly Naumkin

TASS reported, on Wednesday the award was presented by Abdel Hafiz Nofal, Palestinian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the State of Palestine, awarded the Order of Friendship to Vitaly Naumkin, Academic Director of RAS Institute for Oriental Studies. TASS reported, on Wednesday the award was presented by Abdel Hafiz Nofal, Palestinian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, at the Institute ...


Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations

Working paper 42/2018 The Working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the project "Security System in the Middle East". This paper covers the issue of complex relations between Russia and Israel in the Middle East. The author analyzes in detail Russia’s role in the Israel-Syria-Iran triangle. The degree of Iranian presence in Syria, the impact of the nuclear deal in the context of Israeli-Iranian regional confrontation, the role of the Palestinian-Israeli...


Israel and Gaza: Determination vs. Desperation

... discussed on a global scale was in 2014, and the moment large-scale military hostilities in Gaza ceased, the issue was forgotten again, since Islamic radicals had made their presence fully felt in Syria and Iraq at that time. The situation for the people of Palestine deteriorated even further with the arrival of the new administration in the United States. President Donald Trump has taken an unequivocally pro-Israel stance, virtually giving free reign to the Israeli right wing led by Benjamin Netanyahu. ...


Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia

... into a venue for such talks.” Naumkin explains that Moscow has unique credentials to kickstart peace talks, since it is a veto-holding member of the UN Security Council with an obligation to pursue the implementation of relevant UN resolutions on Palestine and is also a member of the Middle East Quartet. Alas, US obduracy has stalled the Quartet, while Washington is stonewalling by casting its veto in the Security Council. He lamented that the US is hobnobbing with extreme right-wing elements ...


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