Search: Saudi Arabia,Kuwait (5 materials)

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... services to convey stronger messages to their leaderships. Kuwait In Kuwait, there is a new government, and new parliamentary elections will be held in 2020, paving the way for the country to have further democracy. Yet, the regional conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would reflect on Kuwait as the Kuwaiti community is divided between both regional powers. Regarding the Sultanate of Oman, the country will continue to act as a bridge between Tehran and the GCC countries, the European countries and the US, working actively with Riyadh ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... lot all Europe together, especially under the aegis of NATO, also have a facility in Bahrain. Bahrain is also the most tolerant and open country in the region. Kuwait is another example of quite close partnership with the EU and the new 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 to counter terrorism financing? Andrey Kortunov: The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden Qatar ...


Middle East – 2030

... with Kurdish provinces in this North, but generally, the US position in the North is weak and tends to weaken further. A South has a strong US-supported axis of Israel and Saudi Arabia at its core, with Egypt being largely dependent upon these two. Saudi Arabia also projects power towards Kuwait and the other states of the Arab Peninsula. Contested grounds are Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen, Gaza, and the West Bank, as well as pockets of Sunni insurgents in Syria and Iraq. Some areas will change in less obvious ways, more gradually. Turkey is ...


Russia – GCC Relations After the Signing of the JCPOA with Iran

... the Saudi Kingdom in 1932. The Soviets viewed the momentum towards integration on the Arabian Peninsula positively, especially against the backdrop of the West’s colonial policies, which were characterized by dividing and plundering the Arab states. Saudi Arabia appreciates that in those difficult initial years, Moscow provided Riyadh with critical oil products, bizarre as such an import may sound today. Thereafter, internal issues within the USSR led to a recall of the Russian Ambassador, freezing ...


The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... late and will not allow Bashar or Iran to gain an advantageous position over them. In addition, the conflict and turmoil created by Bashar and Iran in Syria has effectively made IS what it is today: a terrorist group which has been behind attacks in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait so far, not to forget the carnage it has caused in Syria and Iraq. Russian actions, on top of the devastation caused by Bashar and his Iranian allies, further help the narrative of terrorist groups like IS, which increases their threat to all States ...


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  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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