Archive for Tag Archives: ' Middle East'

THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST: IN SEARCH OF A COMMON DREAM

The final session of the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference, titled “The future of the Middle East: In search of a common dream”, was attended by Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Federation [...]

SAUDI-IRANIAN STANDOFF: STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE

The standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran was one of key topics discussed at the conference titled  “The Middle East: When Will Tomorrow Come?” held on February 27-28 in Moscow by the Valdai Discussion Club and [...]

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: CURRENT PROSPECTS

The Arab world, from Iraq via Syria to Yemen and Libya, is in a state of chaos and fragmentation. Most Israelis conclude that this is not the right time to establish yet another Arab state, one [...]

SYRIAN STEW: TRUMP, RUSSIAN-IRANIAN-TURKISH CONFLICT RESOLUTION EFFORTS, AND THE ISRAELI FACTOR

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have taken the lead in attempting to bring about conflict resolution in Syria through the Astana talks that began in late 2016.  That these three governments are working together is quite remarkable [...]

Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Means Monitoring and Money-Making

Mehrunisa Qayyum Founder, PITAPOLICY Consulting With or without a handshake between the U.S. and Iran, there is a “strategic advantage”, satirized The Daily Show in this clip. All physical activity will be monitored, stressed President Obama [...]

A ‘Cold War 2.0’ playing out in the Middle East

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON Wed, 04 Nov 2015, 06:08 AM Photo by: Courtesy Putin’s government tries to establish a security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, expert tells the “Post.” The US is facing a “Cold War 2.0” against Russia [...]

The new Trudeau’s new Canada

By Mark Entwistle and Ulf Gartzke This week marks Canada’s first change of government in nearly a decade, following the unexpectedly large victory of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in mid-October’s general election. To understand [...]

Cold War Part Two: the West’s missed opportunity

By Claude Salhani The geopolitical situation in the greater Middle East is without question at its most precarious point in the modern history of the region, with such savagery not seen since the days of the [...]