Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 October 2017 Oil, Iraq and the Kurds Russia signs next oil contracts with Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq, at the same time maintaining excellent relations with Baghdad. Just after the beginning of Iraqi military operation against the Kurds,...
Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game

Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 September 2017 Israel, Iran and Russia’s double game Another conflict in the Middle East is likely to occur. Israel may decide to attack Hezbollah as the country is afraid of a strong position of Shiite extremists and their Iranian...
Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 July 2017 Problems with the Russian plan for Syria The plan for the creation of four so-called “de-escalation zones” in Syria, elaborated on by Moscow, is facing more and more obstacles. There is a progress related to the south zone,...
A Clash in Syria

A Clash in Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 June 2017 A Clash in Syria Recent US attacks at the allies of Russia in Syria have increased tension between Washington and Moscow. It should be expected that the growing engagement of the United States in the war with the Islamic State in...
Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way

Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 May 2017 Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way According to a report by the Russian daily “Kommersant”, Russia has a plan to settle the conflict in Syria by dividing the country into four security zones and does not rule out deployment of foreign...