14-01-2021 Polonchuk Ruslan Andreevich 35608 0
Influential groups in the countries of presence constitute an essential element of the UAE’s diplomacy. Such groups contribute to the implementation of the Emirati foreign policy strategy, especially since the UAE pursues regional leadership. The presence of the groups enables the Emirates with the opportunity to place an implicit pressure on other states in the interests of the UAE government. In this context, we can identify a range of activities: the UAE’s membership in international organizations; groups of interaction with the civil society (by means of diaspora and non-governmental organizations); and most importantly, the pressure placed on governments, business and social structures in the countries of presence via lobbying. The UAE has created a solid lobbying network and, as a result, possesses multiple political leverages to exercise an implicit pressure. It is the financial aspect that plays the key role in this regard.
02-03-2020 admin 15779 0
Проект: The future of Russia and the world: estimates and projections
The rapidly growing electricity demand associated with demographic processes, the progress of urbanization, as well as with the use of inefficient technologies create a dangerous situation for the Egyptian economy.
17-01-2020 admin 29571 0
Contemporary international relations are characterised by new, sometimes only emerging, tendencies, such as geopolitical instability, data revolution and diffusion of power. The latter tendency is a direct result of continuing globalization processes. The sub-state elements (federal subjects, regions and cities) being brought to the forefront, what contributes to the development of so-called paradiplomacy. Paradiplomacy actors become powerful players in the process of building the international connections networks, however, they do not encroach on state’s sovereignty.
05-01-2020 admin 19295 0
Rising tensions between the two active players in the Gulf - Saudi Arabia and the UAE - promise to become a significant factor that would alter the geopolitical landscape of the region. Both states, while officially praising their brotherhood ties and relations of mutual respect, have de-facto transformed into «frenemies», who divide the bordering countries into influence zones.
10-12-2019 admin 2353 0
The development of the situation in Saudi Arabia and around this Kingdom for the last time remains unstable. This is due to the differences within the Saudi political elite due to external, internal and military policy, questions of succession, the deterioration of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the fall in oil prices. In General, it should be noted that the development and dynamics of socio-political situation in this country is under the influence of both internal and external factors the relationship of which determines trends in the formation of the situation one way or the other sides of the development.
14-11-2019 admin 3026 0
The middle East is a key geopolitical region of the world in which the interests of key actors in international relations. The new aggravation of the situation in the middle East in the early twenty-first century as a consequence of a gross interference of the Western powers, especially the United States, in the internal politics of countries in the region, has implications for peace and security throughout the world.
12-11-2019 admin 6515 0
The article introduces the concept of "greater middle East", denoting the region, which has an impact on the global political processes in connection with the growth of interaction and interdependence of the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East in the era of globalization. It is shown that the greater middle East is a new geopolitical phenomenon, generated by the end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union, with the result that the leading actors of world policy has opened the prospects for fundamental redesign of the regional space, located to the South of the Russian border. Given the policy analysis of Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia in their struggle for regional leadership and the situation in Afghanistan. The forecast of development of the regional geopolitical situation, based on the research of trends defining the future political structure of the greater Middle East.
16-11-2018 admin 16503 0
The article is devoted to the struggle for Kurdish independence in the region of their compact residence on the territory of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Analyses the policy of the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia in the Kurdish area. It is shown that the Kurdish factor in the policy of the great powers in the middle East were used without taking into account fundamental national interests of the Kurdish people and does not solve the problem of creating an independent Kurdistan. The unresolved status of this problem has a destabilizing impact on the regional geopolitical situation due to the presence of a single anti-Kurdish front four above mentioned States, refusing a peaceful solution to the Kurdish problem. Given the objective difficulties standing in the way of establishing an independent Kurdish state, and the forecast about the impossibility of solving this problem in the long term.
27-05-2018 admin 3332 0
Проект: Special Operations: Theory and capabilities
In the Russian media space does not stop discussion of the problem of private military companies (PMCs). Amid the ongoing debate on the next bill, designed to regulate this sphere, a new reason to return to the topic were rumors of casualties in Syria, who have suffered so-called PMCs "Wagner."
14-02-2018 Adliger 2393 0