Articles tagged with: Russia

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 30 Jun, 2014

Iraq receives Russian fighter jets to help quell ISIS advance

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq has received five Sukhoi-25 fighter aircraft from Russia as it seeks to contain the advance of extremist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) across its territory. A statement issued by the Iraqi defense ministry said: “The first batch of Russian Sukhoi-25 fighter jets, totaling five, has arrived in Iraq as part of a Russian contract with the Ministry, and it will improve the fighting ability of the Air Force and the armed forces to destro...

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Alex Vatanka
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on : Saturday, 24 May, 2014

Juggling East and West

As Hassan Rouhani travelled to Shanghai this week to attend a pan-Asian security conference, foreign policy observers back in Tehran waited in anticipation. In many ways, both in terms of its timing and mission, this was a significant trip. Eager onlookers wanted to see if President Rouhani had any policy surprises up his sleeve as he traveled to China. The summit—held by the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), a group of 26 Asian states—has...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014

A Window of Opportunity

Thanks to the growing rupture of US–Russian relations, including Russia’s expulsion from the G8 this week and the imposition of tit-for-tat economic sanctions, the Obam...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Friday, 21 Mar, 2014

Everyone’s New Friend

In the early years after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, the US was perceived as friendly. It was only in 1956 that its charismatic first president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, clearl...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

A Crimean Quid Pro Quo

The unfolding scenes of street protests, violence and demonstrations in Independence Square in Kiev and the subsequent flight of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych from hi...

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Mehmet Solmaz
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on : Monday, 10 Mar, 2014

Ankara Cautiously Defends Crimean Tatars

While lawmakers in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea declare their intention to split from Ukraine and join Russia, Turkey is performing a balancing act in maintaining ties w...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 4 Mar, 2014

Marzouki: Tunisia first democracy in the Arab world

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki vowed to defend human rights in Tunisia during a speech in Geneva on Monday, and said that his government would be t...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2014

Small Steps after Geneva

For months leading up to Geneva II, John Kerry, more so than President Barack Obama, pinned his hopes on an active diplomatic approach to end Syria's civil war. Alongside the I...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 13 Feb, 2014

Egypt: Sisi presidential bid expectations on the rise

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Expectations of a presidential bid by Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi continued to rise on Thursday after Russian state media quoted Russian Preside...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014

Syrian opposition in Moscow for talks

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Syrian opposition delegation began a visit to Moscow on Tuesday for talks with Russian officials, one week ahead of the second round of talks on the...

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