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Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

... own security interests. Those who want Iran to toe the line need to reassure it and engage it in a dialogue. Conversely, Iran has to appreciate that the way it is spreading its influence, the way it is actually engaging non-state actors, and allies in Syria and elsewhere in Yemen is not helping. So, basically, neither side is doing it right. That is why we are in a mess. We need a good constructive dialogue between the big parties, the global and regional powers. In your opinion, what are the most ...


Jerusalem Format: Searching for a Solution to the Crisis in the Middle East

The trilateral meeting in Jerusalem showed significant differences in the approaches of Russia and the US-Israel tandem towards the tactics regarding the role of Iran in Syria. On July 20, Jerusalem hosted a summit meeting for the national security advisers of Israel, the US, and Russia that was unusual both in terms of composition and thematic content. Intensive negotiations held in bilateral and trilateral formats,...


Troubled Partners: What Russia and Turkey are Dividing Up in Syria

Why Russia and Turkey Need Each Other in Syria “Turkey is our close partner, our ally,” said Presidential Spokesperson and Turkologist Dmitry Peskov on the eve of the meeting in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow. On August 27, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met his ...


Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

... the Middle East in the years ahead will be the implementation of a shift from a military-political approach to an economic one or in other words from risk based approach to opportunity-oriented Since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo major changes. The dominance of the United States as a key security provider in the region, which was the issue since 1990s and accelerated with the invasion of Iraq ...


RIAC and Evgeniy Primakov Center for International Cooperation Hold International Expert Dialogue "Russia — the Middle East"

... Studies (IRAS, Iran), the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus Center for Research and Studies (Syria), Al-Rafidain Center For Dialogue (Iraq), Al-Quds University (Palestine), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, and other. The Russian side was represented by experts from RIAC, RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, National ...


Operation Towards Eastern Syria: Repercussions on Turkey — Russia Relations

... opportunity to have a significant long-term gain if the Turkish operation is successfully conducted On August 4, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared in a speech during an opening ceremony that Turkey will launch a military operation in Syria’s terrorist PKK/YPG-occupied eastern Euphrates region. After the official declaration of the upcoming operation, there occurred the question of “how will it affect the bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey?” There will be no negative ...


Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Achievements and Limitations

Is Moscow capable of preserving the current status quo in Syria – and indeed in the region as a whole – in the long term, even if this status quo is in Russia’s interests? Russian policy in the Middle East region can probably be considered one of areas of most significant achievement for President Putin ...


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 ...


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,...


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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  
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     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  
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