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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 ...


Rebuilding Syria: Is ‘Selective Cooperation’ Between Russia and the EU Possible?

... understanding in the European Union that the geopolitical interests of European states should not always coincide with the interests of their unpredictable Euro-Atlantic ally The difference in approaches of Russia and the EU to the reconstruction of Syria is influenced by the current state of Russian-American relations, although there is a growing understanding in the European Union that the geopolitical interests of European states should not always coincide with the interests of their unpredictable ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

Paradoxically, the new restrictive measures not only create difficulties, but also form prerequisites for mobilizing Syria’s internal resources and expanding Russia’s economic presence On June 17, the United States began implementing the Caesar Act (the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act”) following a six-month grace period that was granted to the administration ...


The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

... concessions look like the only possible way to move forward On July 11, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally adopted a resolution extending the authorization of cross-border mechanisms that guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria for another year, until July 10, 2021. However, the UN aid will now go through just one Turkish border crossing — Bab al-Hawa. The resolution did not approve the Bab al-Salam crossing on Syria’s border with Turkey, as well as Al-Yarubiyah and ...


Online Seminar “Assessing the Middle East conflicts (Lebanon, Iraq and Libya). View from Russia and Israel” Organized by RIAC and Center for Political Research MFA of Israel

The seminar was divided into two sessions: "Political instability in Lebanon and Iraq: View from Russia and Israel" and "Libya: between Turkey, Egypt and others?" On July 28, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Center for Political Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Russia held a closed online seminar “Assessing the Middle East conflicts (Lebanon, Iraq and Libya). View from Russia and...


Will Erdogan's Adventures Hurt Russian Soft Power?

... mentor, Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, he has repeatedly claimed inter alia that Turkey, as “victimized” by the Lausanne Treaty, “deserves” to regain its former (Ottoman) possessions. Thus, he has named as legitimate targets vast areas of present-day Syria, Iraq, Greece, its Aegean Islands, and Cyprus. Erdogan's self-declared ambitions help us call Turkey's military interventions - in Northern Syria, Northern Iraq, Libya, and the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus - by their proper ...


Andrey Kortunov and Israeli Diplomats Discuss Conflicts in Syria and Libya

... General, held an online meeting with Jacob Livne, Chargé d'Affaires of Israel in the Russian Federation, and Yosef Zilberman, First Secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Moscow. The discussion focused on the state and prospects for resolving conflicts in Syria and Libya, as well as Russia's role in the Middle East and North Africa. Andrey Kortunov informed Israeli diplomats about RIAC research activity on the Middle East project. The meeting also addressed the possibilities of expanding cooperation between ...


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