Search: Russia,Iran,Islamic State (10 materials)

Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article ... ... adversary"was gone. NATO started looking for new “threats,"eventually identifying a number of Middle Eastern states, such as Iran, Syria and Iraq [ 13 ]. As Western rhetoric about the danger of the Iranian nuclear program and the need to “deter” Iran ...

15.10.2018

Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

Iraq is important for Russia not only as an economic and trade partner, but also as a factor in influencing ... ... of its weapons from the United States. Ambassador of Iraq to Russia: the War against Islamic State in Iraq is Won Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been trying... ... policy. Russia clearly understands that its possibilities in the country are limited, as Iran and the United States are the main foreign players with direct influence on Iraq...

15.05.2018

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

... the U.S. military downed a Syrian aircraft that was purportedly threatening U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force militias, which Washington says were fighting the Islamic State. For its part, Damascus claims that its fighter jet was likewise attacking Islamic State forces 8 . Can the U.S. and Europeans find ways to better coordinate their strategy with Russia, Syria and Iran — and seek out a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Can Turkey and other states help mediate the Syrian conflict while ultimately bringing the Syrians, Iranians and Saudis into a peace accord? How should the U.S., Russia, and Europeans ...

28.06.2017

Russia and Iran: Historic Mistrust and Contemporary Partnership

... about U.S. and EU behavior at the time of the attempted military coup in Turkey in July 2016. As an overall rule, then, Russia retains flexibility in the region, maintaining a margin for maneuvering in both its alliances and conflicts, except for the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, against which its commitment is complete. Russia’s close relations with Iran have had a bearing on Moscow’s ties to Israel, as well as its links to a number of Arab countries, above all in the Persian Gulf. Russia’s ability to stay close to both Iran and Israel is a testament to the degree of Moscow’s foreign ...

25.08.2016

Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... Heidegger, and Nietsche. Western media plays the Putin blame game In a world where Superman, Batman and Jason Bourne represent truth, justice and the American Way, to more and more young Americans, Washington public diplomacy assets have tagged Russian president Vladimir Putin as the leader of a plot to use Brexit as a tool to destabilize the EU. The Express in London and Foreign Policy are saying that Brexit represents a victory for Putin. This view has been echoed by Fox News, by Garry Kasparov ...

28.07.2016

A Critical Look at Mainstream Analysis of the Russian Operation in Syria

The Crisis Group recently released a briefing on Russia’s partial pull-back of forces from Syria, its implications on the ceasefire ... ... sometimes provide air cover to certain FSA groups during joint operations against the Islamic State. The fact that Moscow never stopped reaching out to opposition groups... ... presence before these vulnerabilities get discovered. The changing dynamic of the Russia-Iran alliance The survival of the Syrian government with Assad as the president is paramount...

06.04.2016

Russia in a Changing Middle East

Interests and opportunities The Middle East has always had a special meaning for Russia. The area provides access to the Mediterranean Sea, linking Russia with the countries ... ... managed to build relationships with different players in the Middle East, including Iran, Israel, a number of Arab states, Hamas and Hezbollah. Under today's conditions... .... The reason of it was a cross-border activities of an extremist organization - the Islamic State. ISIS has positioned itself as a champion of a global project - the caliphate...

08.12.2015

The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... confrontation in Syria between the Syrian regime and the radical opposition represents, together with the actions of the “Islamic State” (IS), the main military-political crisis in the Middle East today. It has also become one of the most acute global conflicts, involving all major world powers. The leading countries of NATO and the European Union (EU), Russia, China and key regional states – Turkey, Iran, Israel, the GCC members and the Arabic countries neighboring Syria - have all focused their attention on the Syrian conflict....

19.11.2015

Russia ready to assist Iraq in fight on Daesh

Speaking to reporters on Saturday at the 6th Xiangshan Security Forum in the Chinese capital of Beijing, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Moscow has not yet received a request for military assistance from the Iraqi ... ... success in Syria,” said Hakim al-Zamili, who chairs Iraq’s parliamentary committee on defense and security. Source: IRAN DAILY

19.10.2015

Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

The meeting of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held on April 20, 2015, during which they agreed to ... ... testifies to the enhanced efforts of the international community in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). Iran has been actively involved in this struggle since mid-2014:... ... substantiate the threats of al-Baghdadi’s fellow-fighters against Azerbaijan and Russia, which have so far refrained from participation in this fight. At the same time...

28.04.2015

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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