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Article as Published: No War on Iran If Rouhani “Makes the Call”

... conversation in New York, or a presidential summit in Istanbul that would include the Presidents of Turkey and Syria. More recently, and I believe the article has been forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran from Moscow, I published “Helping Iran Make the Call” at the Russian International Affairs Council. Apart from completely destroying the media story about the US getting ready to wage war on Iran – I would point your readers to an excellent article by Tom Rogan of the Washington Examiner, “Here’s how you’ll ...


Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... will leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) when the US departs and closes all its bases overseas, something I expect to happen during President Trump’s second term. In short, the only serious people that matter in the Middle East are Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, and China. Europe is relevant only in terms of diplomatic protocol. It is however important that Russia agree with the USA – at the Presidential level, no one else matters – that NATO’s presence in the Middle East is anathema to peace and ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... US some space for political maneuver, building upon repeated declarations by the Iranian leaders that they do not want to leave the JCPOA and no less frequently repeated declarations by president Trump that he is ready to discuss around a table with Iranian leaders. Second, Europe and Russia should try to overcome their differing viewpoints on the Iranian military presence, and more general engagement, in Syria . Perhaps a practical way forward could consist of distinguishing the long-term perspective from the short-term challenges....


Russia Consolidating Its Position in Iraq Amid Anti-Iran Sanctions

... International Security organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. Muhammad Jawad Khadum Al-Abadi, general secretary of the Iraqi Defense Ministry, told the conference that the Russian-Iraqi partnership was at the highest level and that the cooperation between Russian, Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian intelligence services is continuing. Indeed, Russia and Iraq are consistently developing their military and technical cooperation. April 2019 saw the Russian Uralvagonzavod company carrying out the arms contracts and new supplies ...


Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

Russia can do quite a lot at the political level, but it cannot replace Europe as a potential driver of Iran’s economic and social development On May 8, 2019, Iran sent a message to Germany, Britain, China and Russia that it was suspending the fulfilment of certain obligations under the “Iranian nuclear deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In particular, Tehran refuses to comply with restrictions that were placed on the production ...


What Is the US Endgame in Iran?

An increased American pressure on Iran makes Tehran even more dependent on major US geopolitical adversaries — China and Russia The Trump administration has decided to designate Iran's Islamic Revolution’s Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. It is the first time when Washington includes into its list of terrorist organizations an official institution of a foreign state. Moreover, the IRGC is not just another ...


A Scenario in Syria

... air power to any party fighting ISIS—be as it may, Kurds, west-supported rebels, Iran, whomever - but nothing more than air power. Bottom line would be, that the whole area south of Homs (including Damascus) all the way down to Golan, with such a Russian strategy, would be “free-for-all”. Between Golan and up to the south of Homs, Iran and Israel might then fight each other if they want to—as much as they please—and for as long as they please—without Russia interfering. What might the consequences of such a Russian strategy be for different parties? Andrey Kortunov, Michel ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... with Khalifa Haftar or the Tripoli leaders, it is necessary to come to terms either way – I’m hoping this can be done with Russia’s mediation. I don’t believe in US mediation because the memories are too fresh. Even those who hated Muammar Gaddafi ... ... the arms of the US regardless of their attitude to the former Libyan regime. Third, it is necessary to avoid a conflict with Iran as far as this is possible. Israel’s stubborn attempts to mobilize the West, and in part the US, to share its rejection ...


Idlib May Split Russia — Turkey — Iran Alliance

... leaders of Troika discussed "all steps", that is, all options on this issue. With less than two months left until the next summit of the “Astana troika”, the situation in Idlib may prove to be a catalyst for positive change within the Russia-Iran-Turkey alliance, bringing intra-alliance cooperation to a whole new level, or it may trigger the onset of its collapse. Urging against such a split, Erdogan told his partners: "If we have passed the sea, we cannot drown ourselves in the river....


The Astana Shackles

... Now, in addition to questions of the regime's survival, the clashing interests of Syria's supporters have taken on new prominence. In addition to Russia and Turkey's differences over Syria, the situation has been complicated by growing discord between Russia and Iran, even though both support the Assad government. They are trying to avoid sizing each other up, but they are also aware of the threat of mounting risks. Aleksandr Aksenenok: Prospects of Post-War Syria: Constitution and Governance Russia and Turkey ...


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