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Syrian Idlib: What’s Next?

The situation in the province today and Russia’s role in settling conflicts In October 2020, as the media reported Russia’s Aerospace forces resuming their strikes against the local armed opposition, Turkey relocating its observation posts, and Syrian militants fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the global community once again turned its attention to the events in Idlib. It is important to consider possible development scenarios in the light of both Idlib’s distinctive features and of those characteristics ...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

It is time for Moscow to decide on an algorithm for providing economic aid to Damascus The ninth year of internal armed conflict has brought new challenges to Syria. According to data from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia published on September 23, 2020, the damage done to the Syrian economy by the end of 2019 exceeded USD 442 bn. Still, under sanctions and with no international ...


Russia and the EU in Syria: Need for New Approaches?

Can Russia and the EU interact constructively on the Syrian issue? This working paper aims to analyse the post-conflict reconstruction in Syria, especially in terms of Russian and EU approaches on the issue. The authors examine the main problems of reconstruction and adopted strategies, paying particular ...


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... Nonetheless, they are also a blow against Russia's interests and role in a region of great geopolitical importance for Moscow and other international and regional players who are worried by the state of consensus emerging Between Ankara and Moscow in Syria. Attempts are being made to repeat such consensus in Libya, with foreign media having reported headlines addressing the new "front" between Moscow and Ankara in this context. Paris believes that the missile attack (in the first months ...


U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria

The Carter Center Report The Carter Center Report The U.S. has maintained sanctions against Syria since the 1970s. However, the majority of current U.S. sanctions on Syria were imposed in two broad phases: a first phase in the 2000s that U.S. policymakers stated was a response to Syrian support for terrorism, activities in Lebanon, and other ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... which have no interest in the on-off interaction between Russia and Turkey turning into a strategic partnership. The fragility of this interaction was laid bare for all to see five years ago following the downing of the Russian Su-24 on the Turkey–Syria border. For a moment, it looked like Russia and Turkey were about to go to war, and it was roughly six months before the sides were more or less on the same page again. A similar situation arose on the ground in Syria early this year, when Ankara ...


European University Institute in Florence International Conference on Rethinking the 'State' in Syria

On September 24–25, 2020, the European University Institute in Florence, supported by Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, held an international webinar on the problems of State-building in Syria. On September 24–25, 2020, the European University Institute in Florence, supported by Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, held an international webinar on the problems of State-building in Syria. The two-day event focused on the following ...


Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations

Using political realism as a stepping stone, Russia and Syria need to balance common strategic goals and search for optimal ways to deal with possible tactical differences The foreign policy strategy of any state includes a certain set of means and ways to ensure the practical achievement of its goals. ...


What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia?

What the Syrian side needs from Russia is a “clear vision” for moving forward and reaffirmation of its priorities Contents Introduction One: Syrian Uncertainty Two: The Caesar Act and “Reproducing” War Three: Stress at Home Four: Caesar Act Threatens ...


Moscow and Tehran in Syria: Competition or Partnership?

The Russian’s view on Syria is tactical, not strategic Russia and Iran's partnership has often wavered between cooperation and rivalry due to the incompatibility of interests and goals in many regional and international issues. However, their joint efforts have so far succeeded ...


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