Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields. Valdai Club Conference

19.02.2018 - 20.02.2018 InterContinental Hotel, 22 Tverskaya st., Moscow
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Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields
05.02.2018
On February 19-20, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences will hold a conference, titled “Russia in the Middle East:

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Speech By Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of…
26.02.2018
We in Iran believe that nothing can be gained from remaining prisoners of the past and perpetuating the old paradigm of purchasing security, bloc formations and alliances.  

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Expert Opinions
The Big Game: Beijing’s Interests in the Middle East
23.02.2018
Syria is only part of the big game Beijing has pursued since the middle of this decade. It wants to make its mark as a global power responsible for the fate of the Eurasian continent. In late

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Viktor Larin

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Expert Opinions
Remarks and Answers to Questions by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Middle…
22.02.2018
Once again I am pleased to attend an event organised by Valdai Discussion Club which has proved its usefulness. It is always heartening to see interested and engaged faces which express the wish of

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Sergey Lavrov

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Expert Opinions
The Sochi Congress Under a Magnifying Glass: A Constructive Critique of Russia’s…
22.02.2018
Last month, Russia held its long awaited “Syrian National Congress” in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which pursued the ambitious goal of providing an umbrella platform for a wide spectrum of

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Expert Opinions
How to Resolve the Yemen Crisis?
21.02.2018
The conflict in Yemen is different from the other crises created by the notorious “Arab Spring.” If Syria, Libya and Tunisia were stable states before the beginning of “colour revolutions,” Yemen

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Oleg Ozerov

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Stability in Yemen is an Integral Part of Global Security
21.02.2018
Ending the war would benefit everyone. If there is no peace, chaos will begin to expand to neighboring countries, and no one will escape. Ending the war is the key demand of our people, which is

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Expert Opinions
The Foggy Future of One Region. Results of the Second Day of the Valdai Club…
21.02.2018
The second day of the Valdai Club Middle East conference was no less intense than the first one. Participants in the four sessions discussed the fate of the Libyan people, the Kurdish issue, the role

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Club Events
Iran: A Difficult Neighbour or an Essential Element of Regional Security?
21.02.2018
The seventh session of the Valdai Club conference "Russia in the Middle East: Playing on all fields" was devoted to Iran's role in the region and difficulties to strengthen security in

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Middle East Countries Must Determine Their Own Future
20.02.2018
In the Middle East, under the influence of various factors there is fragmentation, disintegration of statehood and a growing number of disagreements between states and ethno-confessional groups. The

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Arab-Israeli Conflict and Hopes for Peace
20.02.2018
The Arab-Israeli conflict is a protracted conflict that is unfolding for more than a century. All attempts to bring a peaceful solution of the conflict failed. The so-called Arab Spring, as well as

Expert: 
Amal Abou Zeid

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To Resolve the Kurdish Problem, a UN Commission Is Needed
20.02.2018
Aggravation of the Kurdish problem is one of the most significant consequences of the transformations taking place in the Middle East. This issue was discussed during the sixth session of the Valdai

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See also

Nir Rosen on Syrian and Yemeni crises
30.03.2018
Nir Rosen, adviser for Syria and Iraq at the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, discusses various issues related to the conflicts in the Middle East: the future of the Kurds, the US military presence

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Taha Özhan on Turkey’s Foreign Policy Challenges
07.03.2018
Taha Özhan, a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, discusses Turkey’s international environment and the main trends of modern Turkish foreign policy.

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Mustafa Aydin on International Cooperation
28.02.2018
Rector of the Istanbul-based Kadir Has University discusses the importance of international cooperation on some Middle East conflicts. According to him, there are many examples showing that more

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Dore Gold on Israel’s Security
27.02.2018
Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, discusses the problem of security of Israel and how the nation’s approach to security issues has evolved. According to Gold, it is

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Issandr El Amrrani on the Challenges Libya Faces
26.02.2018
Issandr El Amrrani, North Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, discusses the problems that have to be solved in order to settle the situation in Libya, drawing particular

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Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields. Valdai Club Conference. Day 2
21.02.2018
On February 19-20, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences holds a conference, titled “Russia in the Middle East:

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