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Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... domestic societiesREUTERS/Fawaz SalmanThe situation in the Middle East is changing. Every year, the quagmire that has been caused by revolutions, civil wars and external intervention only seems to thicken. Vultures are circling around the ruined carcass of Syria, with regional powers waiting for the opportunity to exploit the situation to their advantage. Proxy conflicts in Yemen and Libya are leaving destruction in their wake, depriving people of basic services and leaving them at the mercy of violent ...

01.02.2021

Syria Between Turning Over Trump’s Page and Reviving Obama's Heritage

... circumstances and atmosphere that accompanied his "early" resignation when he was the U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition against "ISIS" in late 2018, when he protested the decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean. RIAC and ISPI Joint Report Former President Donald Trump commented on McGurk's resignation, “Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015. Was supposed ...

26.01.2021

Conflict in Syria Discussed at American University Washington College of Law

On December 23, 2020, the American University Washington College of Law hosted a webinar timed to the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Civil War. On December 23, 2020, the American University Washington College of Law hosted a webinar timed to the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Civil War. The participants discussed the history of one of the longest and most violent civil conflicts ...

25.12.2020

Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead

... Eastern crises and to which extent the interests of Moscow and Tehran overlap or contradict each other. Some of the key issues of the political situation in the region were assessed, such as the situation in Idlib, the prospects for a political process in Syria, Israel’s role in the region’s future, the path to Syria’s reconstruction and the impact of U.S. policies on the emerging new order in the Middle East. Both Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran regard each other as necessary components ...

22.12.2020

RIAC and OMRAN Workshop on Political Dialog in Syria Following 2021 Presidential Elections

On December 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the OMRAN Center for Strategic Studies (OMRAN) held a closed workshop on political dialog in Syria following 2021 presidential elections On December 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the OMRAN Center for Strategic Studies (OMRAN) held a closed workshop on political dialog in Syria following 2021 presidential ...

16.12.2020

The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... off the coast of Egypt, Tamar and Leviathan off the coast of Israel, and Aphrodite off the coast of Cyprus, etc. Additionally, the so- called Block 9 is in a part of the field disputed by Lebanon. We can suppose there are large gas reserves off the Syrian coast, as well. By 2020, development had already been launched on several fields but, on the whole, both this process and its implementation are proceeding in fits and starts since matters have to be approved and agreed between unstable governments ...

15.12.2020

Syria. The Tragedy of a Pivotal State” Online Seminar

On December, 7, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized the online presentation of the book “Syria. The Tragedy of a Pivotal State” authored by Ambassador Rajendra M. Abhyankar; followed by discussion on the situation in Syria On December, 7, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized the online presentation of the book ...

07.12.2020

After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean

RIAC and ISPI Joint Report RIAC and ISPI Joint Report This Report brings together experts and scholars in an effort to ponder on possible post-pandemic trends in the Southern Mediterranean. The aim is to help readers navigate the future of the Southern Mediterranean region, by offering new insights and guidance to regional and non-regional governments, civil society, and the public at large. After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean , 1.2 Mb

03.12.2020

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 ...

17.11.2020

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 ...

09.11.2020
 

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