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2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... than ever. Conclusions The expected 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 absence of a coherent policy will affect ... ... aggravate in the country, mainly in Tripoli, unless an agreement 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 MENA region would ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... understanding different militia groups, from ISIS to Hezbollah. We have done work together with key leaders in Europe and the Middle East to try to establish contact points between them. This week we are moving to a different area a little bit — women's ... ... delegation to Kuwait is an indication of their relationship. The UAE too is allied to nearly all EU states. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. In your opinion, are these claims grounded? How do you assess the efforts taken by the Qatari government ...


Meeting with Georgetown University in Qatar Delegation

... visited Russian International Affairs Council. On April 30, 2019, a group of representatives from Georgetown University in Qatar, headed by Professor Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies, visited Russian International ... ... Council. RIAC guests got to know about the ongoing and finalized projects of the Council related to the Gulf region and the Middle East as a whole. Various aspects of Russia's policy in the Middle East were also discussed, including the Syrian settlement,...


Middle East – 2030

... Arabia work together. Also vectors of power are strong from Iran with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and potentially Bahrain and Qatar. And vectors of power a very strong from Turkey into northern Syria and northern Iraq. The USA works military especially ... ... in connection with internal issues in some countries, notably Saudi Arabia. Andrey Kortunov: Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East? Islam is not going to be the constant which many experts expect. Islam has been abused as ideology among extreme ...


Russia's Evolving Global Role Discussed at 18th Doha Forum

... Evolving Global Role». The speakers included Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Vitaly Naumkin, RIAC Member, Academic Director of RAS Institute for Oriental Studies; Fahad Al-Attiyah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation; and Paul Saunders, Executive Director of the U.S. Center for the National Interest. Timofey Bordachev, Program Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International ...


RIAC Members and Experts Meet with Qatar Delegation

... importance for Russia to develop multilateral contacts in the Persian Gulf region and pointed out the need to strengthen Russian-Qatar relations in the framework of an expert dialogue. Alexander Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, also made a welcoming speech ... ... Council. During the expert discussion the following issues were touched upon: the perception of Russia and its actions in the Middle East by the Arab countries; relations between the members of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf; the ...


What Should the Gulf Crises Teach Us?

... an inherent risk of the Cold War turning into a real “hot” war. Where should we look for alternatives to these deficient models? It seems that the only plausible alternative is a collective security model applied to the Gulf region as well as to Middle East at large. This model might look too radical, naïve or detached from the current regional political realities. Nevertheless, the desperate situation in Yemen and the stalemate around Qatar suggest that any half-way, tactical solutions are not good enough to handle basic security problems of the region. One of the fundamental principles of any international collective security system — its inclusive nature. It goes without saying ...


Meeting-Up with the Staff of Qatar Embassy to Moscow

On July 18, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and a RIAC expert group on the Middle East issues, including Alexey Malashenko and Alexander Shumilin, met up with the staff members of Qatar Embassy to Moscow headed by Ambassador Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah. On July 18, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and a RIAC expert group on the Middle East issues, including Alexey Malashenko and Alexander Shumilin, met up with the staff ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... regional powers of the spread of terrorist activities throughout the ‘wider Middle East’, with periodic attacks in countries throughout much of the world? How should the Coalition against the Islamic State deal with such a scenario? The Question of Qatar As the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran intensifies throughout the ‘wider Middle East,’ U.S. and Russian mediation appears absolutely crucial to calm tensions between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. After Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain accused Qatar (and Qatari individuals) of supporting the Moslem ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at the Roundtable on Russia's Policy in the Middle East Held by the Brookings Doha Center

... " The Bear Awakens: Russia's Role in an Era of Uncertainty " dedicated to Russia's foreign policy globally and in the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Majed al-Turki, Head of the Center for Media and Arab-Russian Studies, and ... ... organizations' representatives. Before the Rountable Andrey Kortunov held a closed briefing on Russia's policy in the Syrian crisis for Qatar's diplomatic circles.


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    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  
     21 (19%)
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