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Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

... military operation without complying with the terms on M4 in Idlib, it may cost Russia major reputational losses in the eyes of its Syrian ally, and these losses are to be avoided. The U.S. may also suffer similar losses as it assumes responsibility for supporting ... ... calling it America’s close ally. After the U.S. has essentially fled Afghanistan, another such case will result in the U.S. Middle Eastern allies totally losing confidence in America as a security guarantor. Washington should not be stripped of its “crown ...


Presentation of the Book on Modern Economic Legislation of the Arab Countries at the SHPL

... Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS On May 12, 2022, there was a presentation of the book dedicated to the modern economic legislation of the Arab countries on the example of Syria. The event was held at the State Historic Public Library of Russia (SHPL). The book was presented by Igor Matveev, the author of the book, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS....


Experts of RIAC and ECFA Discussed the Situation in Syria

... Syria-related issues. The first session was devoted to the prospects for political settlement in Syria in the context of regional and global configuration. The experts paid special attention to the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the food security of Syria and other countries of the Middle East. During the second session, the participants discussed the humanitarian problems in Syria, as well as the ways to solve them. On the part of the RIAC, the workshop was attended by: Andrey Kortunov, Director General, RIAC; Vasily Kuznetsov,...


Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing

... the Kremlin seeks a seat at the table, but it has no ambitions to chair the meeting unilaterally. This is the case with the Middle East Peace Process, where Russia remains one of the consistent champions of the Quartet format; this is also the case in ... ... matters without imposing on Moscow the full responsibility for everything that happens in this or that corner of the region. Syria stands out as a remarkable exception from the rule. Though Moscow must coordinate its military activities in this country ...


A Tale of Two Interventions: Why Russia Succeeded in Syria When U.S. Failed in Afghanistan

... succeed in transforming the subject of “the Democrats stealing our victory in Afghanistan” into an item on America’s domestic agenda, debates on this matter might even affect the outcome of the 2024 presidential elections. Russia’s operation in Syria has significantly bolstered Moscow’s standing in the Arab world and increased Russia’s prestige throughout the Middle East, where high reliability as well as consistent and predictable policies have always been in value. Washington’s reliability as a strategic partner and security guarantor has once again been cast into doubt. NATO’s ability to conduct successful ...


Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

... been a significant part of the domestic political narrative. Ruslan Mamedov: The Return of the ‘Arab Voice’ Through a Portal From the Underworld However, the Syrian engagement served as a catalyst for the change of status towards Libya. During the Syrian crisis and as a result of military successes (with occasional fiascos, for sure), the outlook on the Middle Eastern paradigm became more and more “militarized” in the sense that it started to look as though we could achieve by force more than we would achieve by word “in this neck of the woods”. As a result, the military started replacing diplomats ...


Relations between Abkhazia and Syria: Towards a Domino Effect with Belarus and North Korea?

... diplomatically supported by Russia, this recognition opens new perspectives for enhancing its military and economic relations with the Middle East. Furthermore, it attests to a progressive opening up of the territory, as it is now recognized by a growing number ... ... as Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh.Source: sputnik-abkhazia.ruThe future of Abkhazia remains questionable, and the Abkhazia-Syria relations are more of a diplomatic victory for Moscow than for Sukhum (the de facto capital of Abkhazia). Nevertheless, ...


RIAC and ECFR Discuss the Situation in the Middle East and Syria

The event was attended by leading Russian and European experts On March 15, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) held an off-limits online workshop on the situation in the Middle East and Syria. The event was attended by leading Russian and European experts. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Julien Barnes-Dacey, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the European Council on Foreign ...


Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... likely be used as a base for Iranian-backed militias. In order for this not to happen, the US and Russia must find ways of collaborating to counter the threat. Terrorism Finally, there is the issue of terrorism. The current state of certain parts of the Middle East and North Africa is creating a breeding ground for the spread of jihadi ideology. Conflicts in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen have left thousands of young men disenfranchised and disillusioned with the modern world. Many of these men have grown up seeing violence from an early age, and have been forced to take up arms in order to survive in ...


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

... 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 Israel”. The event was attended by leading experts and diplomats from Russia and Israel. The seminar was divided into two sessions: "Political instability in Lebanon and Iraq: ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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