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Article as Published: No War on Iran If Rouhani “Makes the Call”

... together at the United Nations, we tried very hard to get Rouhani to reach out to Trump with a three-minute video suggesting a one-on-one conversation in New York, or a presidential summit in Istanbul that would include the Presidents of Turkey and Syria. More recently, and I believe the article has been forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran from Moscow, I published “Helping Iran Make the Call” at the Russian International Affairs Council. Apart from completely destroying the media story about the US getting ready to wage war on Iran – I would point your readers to an excellent article by Tom Rogan of the Washington Examiner,...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... blame the Europeans for not doing enough. Those are short-sighted views. In fact, Russia and China could also do more, for instance in implementing their part of the civilian nuclear cooperation covered by the nuclear agreement. Yulia Sveshnikova: Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul? More generally, time has come to establish a better coordination between Russia, China and the main European partners both to put in place practical measures related to trade with Iran and also to devise a political ...


A Scenario in Syria

... Israeli large-scale bombing of residential areas in Damascus will only increase great hostility against Israel, creating even more enemies fighting against them. Thirdly, Israel could assist Sunni circles to recreate ISIS-like fighting groups inside Syria, to weaken the Shia Iranians inside their strategic hinterland inside Syria. However, facilitating a reemerging ISIS in Syria would create a terrorism problem in the EU, Turkey, Russia in other places—and if discovered, would severely degrade international diplomatic support ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... objective reasons. To begin with, there are many players in the region that claim a leading role, primarily, Saudi Arabia and Iran, cooperation between which is seriously complicated by religious divergence. The same applies to Egypt that was historically ... ... I don’t see any streamlined collective security system in the Middle East. The main goal today is to end the conflict in Syria and embark on economic recovery there. Russia will not be able to do this single-handedly but from the viewpoint of the ...


Idlib May Split Russia — Turkey — Iran Alliance

... the upcoming March municipal elections in Turkey were likely taken into account. Assad's offensive in Idlib can undermine the rating of the Justice and Development Party. Increasing understanding of the real danger and the likelihood of the Russian-Iranian-Syrian campaign formation and solidification, may soon lead Turkey to acknowledge that it is better to be a part of this operation rather than retaining a passive observer status. On the way to Turkey, from the board of his plane, Erdogan admitted a joint ...


The Astana Shackles

... Horas ad-Deen, a group of radical zealots who had split from HTS but later rejoined it. Second, failure to implement the Sochi agreement is increasing the legitimacy of the ongoing military operation against terrorists in Idlib. Supported by Russia and Iran, the Syrian government forces feel free to conduct this operation in the province that is essentially controlled by terrorists. On the other hand, Russia and Turkey can fight foreign terrorist fighters and radical groups in Idlib, while also coordinating a ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... settlement. Yuri Barmin: Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations The second stage of Russia’s direct engagement in the region turned out more successful than the first one. However, it also demonstrated a number of limitations. Iran and Turkey turned out to be incapable or unwilling to control many non-state groups fighting in Syria. Impressive military success on the ground made Damascus less incentivized to discuss a political settlement in Geneva, made Bashar Assad more self-confident and arrogant. Trying to engage Turkey, Moscow alienated Syrian Kurds, who turned to US ...


Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... Tehran. If the Syrian army and military industry are rebuilt by Iran, further Iranian influence over Damascus is to be expected. At the same time, it creates a number of quite big obstacles for moving forward with the political process and reforms in Syria. Excessive Iranian presence in Syria irritates Israel, the US, Turkey, Russia, and even Damascus itself. Being weak and with no foreign alternative to rely on regarding the funds for reconstruction, Syrian government is pushed closer to Iran. As a result, progress ...


Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations

... International Affairs Council as part of the project "Security System in the Middle East". This paper covers the issue of complex relations between Russia and Israel in the Middle East. The author analyzes in detail Russia’s role in the Israel-Syria-Iran triangle. The degree of Iranian presence in Syria, the impact of the nuclear deal in the context of Israeli-Iranian regional confrontation, the role of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement in Russian-Israeli relations are also discussed in the paper....


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... in Europe; these talks were largely related to the very sense of retaining the alliance now that the “communist adversary"was gone. NATO started looking for new “threats,"eventually identifying a number of Middle Eastern states, such as Iran, Syria and Iraq [ 13 ]. As Western rhetoric about the danger of the Iranian nuclear program and the need to “deter” Iran gained pace, many observers, including those in Turkey, began to believe that nuclear weapons were still of political and military ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     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  
     12 (12%)
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