• 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.

    • Op-Ed

    The Prospect of a Superpower War in Syria is Hardly Far-Fetched

    So far, Moscow and Washington have proved incapable of ending Syria’s civil war. But a settlement is impossible without them.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Can the U.S. and Russia Still Work Together on Syria?

    After the recent breakdown of the ceasefire in Syria and the escalation of the Russian bombardment of Aleppo, Carnegie.ru asked three experts, one in Russia, one in the United States and one in the Middle East to comment on the question: can the United States and Russia Still Achieve Something Together in Syria?

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Russia’s Foothold in Iran: Why Tehran Changed Its Mind

    Perhaps Iran’s leaders would have suppressed popular indignation and Russian bombers would still be taking off from the Shahid Nojeh airfield now had it not been for Russian media playing up the prospect of establishing a military base in Iran, no matter how limited its resources and capabilities. The idea of handing over any part of its territory to foreigers is unacceptable to the Iranians

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Russian-Turkish Relations: Quick to Destroy, Slower to Mend

    While the Erdogan-Putin summit in St. Petersburg on August 9 aimed to end the conflict between the two presidents triggered by Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet last year, upbeat reports and promises of eternal friendship conceal a long list of problems that can’t be solved any time soon

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