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Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Achievements and Limitations

... supernumerary on the Middle East scene into one of the region’s main actors, without which not a single major issue of regional security can be resolved today. Russian successes are even more impressive if one compares the results of the Russian operation in Syria with those of the intervention of the US and its allies in Iraq in 2003. Timur Makhmutov, Ruslan Mamedov: Russia and the Arab Mashreq: The Post-Conflict Period in Syria Russian achievements in the region require some explanation. Some observers ...

22.07.2019

Russia and the Arab Mashreq: The Post-Conflict Period in Syria

... boundaries of the regional security system continues to be relevant. The authors of the document thought it would be appropriate to limit the study to the Arab Mashreq region, given that it includes the nexus of a major global political crisis, namely Syria. For the purposes of this study, we will discuss the Arab Mashreq as comprising the Levant States (Syria, Lebanon and Jordan) and Iraq. Current trends in the (primarily English-speaking) analytical environment erode the significance and role of ...

17.07.2019

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace

... the profound systemic crisis is yet to be found. Most countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) have launched the needed socioeconomic reforms, albeit belatedly, but outcomes are difficult to predict. In other parts of the Arab world (Syria, Libya, Yemen), civil war has been the means of resolving questions of power. In these countries there is an inextricable tangle of ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ governments, numerous militias, terrorist groups, and foreign military contingents,...

11.07.2019

The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

... EU, Tehran’s claims remain natural The seizure of an Iranian tanker by the authorities of Gibraltar has aggravated Iranian-British relations and could lead to further escalation. The oil transported by the Iranians was supposedly intended for the Syrian government. Tehran has already threatened to respond by detaining British ships. Meanwhile, the authorities of Gibraltar have extended the detention of the tanker for two weeks, increasing the chances that the crisis will develop further. Ivan ...

10.07.2019

RIAC and ICRC Discuss Regional Problems and Humanitarian Challenges in Cross-Border Regions of Syria

On June 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and ICRC Regional Delegation in the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Moldova held a consultation on regional problems and humanitarian challenges in cross-border regions of Syria. On June 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and ICRC Regional Delegation in the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Moldova held a consultation on regional problems and humanitarian challenges in cross-border regions ...

21.06.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

Russia should not necessarily wait for the Europeans to join its rebuilding efforts As the United States eyes new sanctions on Syria, Russia increasingly finds it needs to work out solutions that would nonetheless push forward the post-conflict reconstruction in the country the way Moscow envisions them. Syria has been subject to legislatively mandated US penalties since the ...

18.06.2019

A Framework for European-Russian cooperation in Syria

Framing a quid pro quo in Syria After more than eight years of conflict in Syria, it is now clear that there won’t be a near-term political transition away from Bashar al-Assad. This is a reality that Europeans, by and large, now accept. This does not mean, however, that Europeans ...

17.06.2019

Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intentions of withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria in December 2018. This announcement came as a surprise to many members of Congress and led to the abrupt resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. After defeating the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, President Trump believed U.S. forces could ...

11.06.2019

Squaring the Circle: Russian and European Views on Syrian Reconstruction

Report No. 48/2019 Report No. 48/2019 This report addresses the divergent and convergent positions of Russia and the EU regarding the reconstruction of Syria. The aim of the publication is to identify areas of common ground between the two sides in an effort to propose possible actions that could benefit Syria and its people. Forward by Dr Andrey Kortunov and Dr Joost Hiltermann The publication of these ...

05.06.2019

Jordan between the Hammer of Economic Hardships and the Anvil of the “Deal of the Century”

... loss was not just eco-nomic, but has also implicated political sovereignty: any country which loses control over its sources of return loses political power and influence internally, regionally and internationally. After Jordan closed its border with Syria, Jordan faced a real threat with the rising unemployment rate and international pressure on the government and the people to accept new terms and conditions to harbor refugees from Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and other countries. This huge demographic ...

04.06.2019
 

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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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