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The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... sanctions. The alternative is smuggling and semi-legal schemes, which increase costs several times over, and are fraught with the danger of criminal prosecution. Other countries face a similar situation. The first COVID-19 cases have been registered in Syria, a country that is in a state of war. The strict oil embargo has resulted in a shortage of petrol, which is needed by both the military and medics. Cuba has faced fuel shortages as a result of a U.S.-led embargo for years now. Venezuela and a number ...


Consequences of the Diplomatic Recognition of Abkhazia by the Syrian Arab Republic (2018)

The decision to recognize Abkhazia underlines growing competition between the West and Russia Abkhazia is a partially recognized state — Russia (2008), Nicaragua (2008), Venezuela (2009), Nauru (2009), Syria (2018) — of 8,660km2 and 240,000 inhabitants located on the shores of the Black Sea. During the Soviet times, the region was one of the most prosperous area in the USSR due to its geographic position in addition to a recognized wine industry, ...


The Greek Immigrant Crisis: Old Invasions, New Colours

... who have replaced them. Just as London and Vienna helped to keep the Ottomans on life support, so London and Washington are doing today. The big question is whether they will continue to support a coagulating but highly aggressive Turkey, whether in Syria (Turkey is to a considerable extent responsible for the Syrian civil war, along with the anti-Russian West) or elsewhere. If they do, and if the EU does not act incisively to help Greece, then the latter will be experiencing a dire future. And Russia ...


Idlib: An Uphill Battle for Turkey

Tayyip Erdogan has made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in air raids in Syria's Idlib province is likely to prove a major blow for President Tayyip Erdogan, who has made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria. Turkey has been pushed towards a frontline war ...


The UN and Interntional Conflict Resolution. A Lecture by Robert H. Serry at RIAC

The event was the occasion for an extensive discussion on the evolution of the role of the United Nations in conflict resolution, from its origins until the current crisis of confidence it experiences On February 21, the Russian Council of International Affairs had the pleasure to welcome Robert H. Serry for a lecture on the UN and international conflicts resolution. The event was attended by several experts and students who got the opportunity to hear about the former experiences of the Dutch...


Reconstruction of Syria: Visions from Russia and the EU

On February 19, 2020 the press-conference: “Reconstruction of Syria: Visions from Russia and the EU” will be held at the International Multimedia Press Center MIA "Rossiya Segodnya" (Russia Today). Post-conflict reconstruction of Syria is a vital component of the plans to turn this country into a stable,...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks on Security Issues at MSC Stabilizing Syria Session

On February 15, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at MSC on security issues at "Stabilizing Syria" session On February 15, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at MSC on security issues at "Stabilizing Syria" session. Other panelists included Sedat Onal, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, and James Jeffrey, the ...


Trump Peace Plan – Sheer Genius – Israel Gone by 2022

... beneath the border. The one important assistance that the USA could have offered is not present: 100 water desalination plants favoring the Palestinians who remain under a water siege – a form of collective punishment that is a war crime. Jordan, Iran, Syria, and Russia should plan for the use of force against Zionists moving into the Jordan Valley, and against Zionists who refuse to withdraw from the Golan Heights belonging to Syria. The economic offerings are ludicrous and will never materialize. ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 ...


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