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COVID-19’s impact on major armed conflicts across the globe

The UN has called on countries to cease hostilities around the globe, lift sanctions and focus on the fight against today’s common enemy, the coronavirus pandemic. Izvestia interviewed experts, who commented on the potential impact of the outbreak on efforts to resolve some major armed conflicts, in particular, in Ukraine, Libya and Syria.

RISS took part in the Munich Security Conference

In recent years, dramatic changes have taken place in the Middle East and North Africa. The tense situation in this region varies considerably and raises serious concerns. However, there is also reason for optimism. The world’s leading powers understand that they need to unite efforts to address conflict situations.

In Snub to U.S., Russia and Egypt Move Toward Deal on Air Bases

LONDON — Egypt, in what appeared to be a snub to the Trump administration, has reached a preliminary agreement to allow Russian military jets to use its airspace and bases, both sides said Thursday.

Russian Media Comments Following Tripartite Sochi Summit: A New Yalta That Excludes The Americans

On November 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Sochi. Two days later, on November 22, Putin met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, for а tripartite meeting, reaffirming their cooperation in Syria.

News Analysis: Rocky way to peace in Syria after significant Russia-Iran-Turkey summit

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russia, Iran and Turkey face the arduous task of ironing out the drastically different positions of the stakeholders during a peace process in war-torn Syria initiated by the troika in a symbolic meeting Wednesday.

Results of the Saudi Arabian king’s visit to Russia

We should not indulge in the euphoria of the economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia, says RISS expert Vladimir Fitin.

Adviser RISS Director gave a lecture in Singapore

The lecture of Adviser RISS Director E. Suponina, represented at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore, aroused great interest among specialists. The event was dedicated to the explanation of Russia's policy in the Middle East. As Director of the Middle East Institute Mr. Insan Ho noted, this is extremely important in the context of Russia's role in the region and the general problem of fighting terrorism, which also affected the countries of Asia.

RISS Director meets the senior military leadership of Pakistan

From 14 to 18 November 2015 the delegation of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies headed by RISS Director Leonid Reshetnikov visited Islamabad on the invitation of the National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan. The delegation included head of sector of Asia at the Center for Asia and the Middle East B. Volkhonsky, assistant director for international relations A. Dudar, and research fellow of the Center for Asia and the Middle East R. Enikeev.