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Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... ally of Iran’s in furthering Tehran’s destabilising geopolitical objectives, and will most 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.... ... 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 ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 th century, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, serves as a perfect epigraph to this in-depth 2020 forecast ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... its ongoing war. To Saudi Arabia, Russia is not an enemy nor a fierce competitor. It is the Iranian influence that Saudis fear the most, it is the historical enemy of Saudi Arabia, and both countries have waged proxy wars in each of Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. It is the modern “Cold War” of the Middle-East. One of the reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in none favour to go into a confrontation in Syria or the Middle-East....


Saudi Arabia and Yemen Specialists Visit RIAC. TASS Press-Conference

... closed seminar organized by Russian International Affairs Council and King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (Saudi Arabia). The event focused on security challenges in the Gulf and the prospects for political resolution of the situation in Yemen. The opening remarks were made by Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Saud Al-Sarhan, Secretary General of the Center. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the seminar. The seminar started with the presentation ...


The Middle East between the U.S. and Russia: Potential Traps for Moscow

... momentous for themselves and the region. The Syrian settlement is dangerously moving off the rails of the Vienna process, as Iran and Saudi Arabia, its key regional members, are losing the incentives to fulfill their obligations. To this end, Syria and Yemen appear most vulnerable. The Syrian settlement is dangerously moving off the rails of the Vienna process, as Iran and Saudi Arabia, its key regional members, are losing the incentives to fulfill their obligations. On the contrary, they tend to support their proxies in a more aggressive manner by providing them with arms in order to tip the balance. The Yemeni ...


The Kremlin's unexpected decisions

April has been a month of vibrant Russian foreign policy activity in the Middle East. A number of Middle Eastern leaders visited Moscow; Russian diplomats held the second consultative meeting between representatives of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition; Russian planes evacuated all Russian citizens from Yemen, as well as citizens other countries, including the United States and Europe; Russia took an active part in reaching an interim solution in the Iranian nuclear talks; and Russian diplomats have been working on draft resolutions at the UN Security Council. Some of the Russian leadership's decisions turned out to be rather unexpected. These included President Vladimir Putin’s announcement ...


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