• Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Can Russia and Turkey Bring Peace to Libya?

    Having declared themselves mediators in the civil war in Libya, Russia and Turkey will try to replicate the model of cooperation and mutual accommodation they developed in Syria.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    The Iran Crisis Can Be a Boost for Russia

    If Syria becomes the setting for a clash between Washington and Tehran, this could be a major problem for Moscow. Until now—and not without Soleimani’s help—Moscow had always managed to find a compromise with the pro-Iran forces in Syria. It’s not clear how the situation will develop now.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

    Russia is back and here to stay. Others had better accept it and learn to deal with it — without undue expectations, but also without inordinate fear.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Should the United States Be Worried About Russian Activity in the Gulf?

    Considering the prospects for trade, Washington shouldn’t yet be concerned by the growth of Russian influence in the Gulf. It’s obvious, however, that Arab countries are being increasingly proactive in diversifying their connections. Moscow is simply making use of this to gain economic and political advantages.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia Will Get Stuck in Syria for a Long Time

    Carnegie Moscow Center’s Director Dmitri Trenin and Rethinking Russia discussed his new book “What Is Russia Up To in the Middle East?”, Moscow’s role and place in the region, the future of Syria and the Islamic State as well as Russia’s Syria collaboration with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the U.S.

    • Op-Ed

    Putin's Plan for Syria

    Russia realizes that with the war waning and reconstruction looming, others will begin to step forward in Syria, including China, Europe, and Japan. Moscow will seek to partner with them to secure a piece of the lucrative reconstruction effort.

    • Book

    What Is Russia Up To in the Middle East?

    The eyes of the world are on the Middle East. Today, more than ever, this deeply-troubled region is the focus of power games between major global players vying for international influence. Absent from this scene for the past quarter century, Russia is now back with gusto. Yet its motivations, decision-making processes and strategic objectives remain hard to pin down.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia Needs American Help to Seal the Deal in Syria

    The risk of a confrontation has increased since Friday, but, paradoxically, greater American involvement in Syria may also bring about closer US-Russian co-operation there, leading eventually to a political settlement and an end to the bloody six-year civil war.

    • Diwan

    Fateful Triangle

    How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?

    • Testimony

    Transformation of Power in the Middle East and the Implications for UK Foreign Policy

    • Dmitri Trenin
    • January 18, 2017
    • International Relations Committee of the House of Lords

    Dmitri Trenin speaks to the International Relations Committee of the House of Lords on the transformations of power and new developments in the whole Middle East region.

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