Turkey's Five Motives for Restoring Relations with Russia
Turkey's five motives to re-normalize relations with Russia.
Scope of Influence
Why Is Putin Backing Trump?
Russian support for the Republican candidate in the upcoming US elections has raised questions on Russia's degrees of influence.
Russia’s Middle East Strategy during Trump’s Administration
What are the possible strategies Russia can adopt in the region in light of Trump assuming office.
Trending Events Issue 21
Open Confrontations and Secret Diplomacy
Future for Advanced Research and Studies has released the 21st issue of the bi-monthly journal "Trending Events."
How is the Battle for Deir Ezzor Impacting Russia-Iran Convergence?
Russia’s recent military strikes were meant to send strong messages to Iran that Russia will be the main party involved in Syria.
Russia Re-examines its Relations with Iran
Iran have been the key ally to Russia. Yet, their relations have been hurdled with various challenges.
Filling the Void:
How Iran Deals with Russia’s Withdrawal from Syria
Iran appears to have no interest in entering into a direct confrontation with the United States or Israel.
How does Russia Plan to Secure its Global Influence in 2018?
Developments in Russia during the last days of 2017 are indicative of the tracks and challenges of Russian politics in 2018.
Military and Political Messages behind the Tartus and Hmeimim Attacks
The attacks which targeted the Russian Hmeimim air base and Tartus naval base in Syria marked a new juncture in the Syrian conflict.
Significance of Iraq’s Shifting Position on Russian Oil Investments
Baghdad sees obstacles to cancelling Russia’s agreements with Kurdistan at a time when it needs Russian companies’ investments.
Israeli Motives for Changing the Rules of the Game in Syria
The latest Israeli attack is a message of protest against the exclusion of Tel Aviv’s interests from the recent arrangements in Syria.
Features of the US Role in Syria After Helsinki Summit
President Trump’s remarks do not show that Washington has put forward its vision of a settlement in Syria.
A Preemptive Step
Why Has Russia Provided Hmeimim Air Base with the Pantsir-S2 System?
Moscow is seeking to close the gaps in its defenses which led to targeting its interests in Syria.
The Impact of Sochi Deal on the Syrian Conflict
the agreement demonstrates the ability of Russia and Turkey to cement their common consensus, which passed a tough test recently.
The Political Arrangements in Syria from the Russian Perspective
Russia seems to be gearing for fresh efforts to reach new political arrangements in Syria, after the balance of power has shifted.