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What Future for the Middle East?

... slowly stabilising. A peace process in Syria is gaining momentum, and ISIS’ defeat is getting closer. However, Middle Eastern problems remain massive. Among them we have selected three main issues, which are also interconnected: the hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Sunni and Shia; the stabilisation of oil prices, which are now rising but remain — as always — difficult to predict; the presence of terrorism, which, despite ISIS’ decline, is still a problem well beyond the region. Starting with the geopolitics,...


EAEU and Eurasia: Monitoring and Analysis of Direct Investments 2017

... ongoing research project, Asian investors continue to increase direct investments in the EAEU. During the monitoring period (2008–2016), FDI stock originating from 12 Asian countries (China, Japan, Turkey, India, Israel, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam) has increased from $32 billion in 2008 to $75.6 billion in the beginning of 2017. China continues to expand its economic presence in EAEU countries and other CIS states, retaining its leadership among Asian countries in terms ...


Trump's Double Toe Loop

... Tailspin: To Be Continued Or is Trump’s idea to simply shock the international community once again, forcing it to live with any decision that may take his fancy, even the most extravagant ones? If Netanyahu hopes that the common interest of Israel and Saudi Arabia to restrain Iran will force King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad to reconcile with the fact that all hopes have been lost for retaining Muslim control over at least some part of the third most significant city in the country (after Mecca and Medina),...


The Middle East and a New Round of Escalation of the War in Yemen

... acquiring surface-surface missiles, and stockpiling weapons in any bordering territory of a neighbouring State.” The fact that Saudi Arabia had already been bombing Yemen for three weeks by the time the resolution was adopted (since March 25) was conveniently ... ... month after the killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Saudis might intensify the “southern dimension” of their deterrence of Iran. Clearly, the Houthi missile launched towards the Saudi capital in November 2017 gave the Saudis yet another reason to demand ...


Autumn Suspense in Lebanon III: Prime Minister’s Office on the Brink

... Akbar Velayati visited Beirut and held talks with the country’s leaders. A day before that, the Royal Saudi Air Defense allegedly intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis of Ansar Allah at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia immediately accused Iran of aiding and abetting the Houthis and, therefore, of an indirect attack on the Kingdom. Hariri’s statement coincided almost perfectly with an unprecedented “purge” directed by Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent of members of the ruling house that ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... power rather than a regional, close and hostile power. In addition to that, Russia and Saudi Arabia have proved -to each others- during the past three years they are capable of finding common grounds and pushing their cooperation higher. This is what Iran and Saudi Arabia failed to do in the past thirty years. It is, with no doubt, a result of ideological and non-ideological reasons. Another major development in 2015 was the Iran Nuclear Deal. Apart from the other Global powers included in the deal, it proved ...


From Las Vegas to Iran, Zionists Appear to Rule the USA – Can We Purge Them?

... our enemy. Indeed, I am reminded of the adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If Zionists are the real enemy, then Iran is our friend. [22] Endnotes [1] Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy, Carlisle,... ... only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times,” The Atlantic, 31 August 2013. [5] ISIS Saudi Arabia @ Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog; see especially Wayne Madsen, “Yes, the USA Created ISIS, Along With …....


Saudi Arabia and Yemen Specialists Visit RIAC. TASS Press-Conference

On October 5, 2017, along with the historical visit of the King of Saudi Arabia to Moscow, several events were held to focus on the current state of relations and prospects for development of relations between Moscow and Riyadh. On October 5, 2017, along with the historical visit of the King of Saudi Arabia to Moscow,...


Russian–Saudi Relations Entering New Phase

... Federation immediately refuted the reports, but certain differences between the two countries do exist. Moscow continues to support President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Because of Russia’s stance on Syria, the Arab world perceives it as an ally of Shiite Iran. Saudi Arabia, for its part, cooperates in Syria with varied Sunni groups whose aim is to change the power in the country. Another potential source of discord are direct shipments of Russian arms to Iran, particularly of S-300 and other surface-to-air ...


Second Qatar Crisis: Causes and Possible Solutions

... recently met serious opposition even within the Council, which the Saudi leaders had so far considered their own pet structure. For instance, Oman has been actively reinforcing its ties with Iran. Since 2011, it has conducted joint naval training with the Iranian fleet. Moreover, Muscat refused to back Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Saleh and the Houthis in Yemen, instead deciding to take a neutral stance in the conflict, a decision that Riyadh was inclined to view as pro-Houthi. Another country to have broken from the GCC’s ranks and challenge ...


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  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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