Moscow offers stage for Palestinian talks
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor
All parties involved in Palestinian-Israeli peace talks must put long-term achievements ahead of immediate gains if the problems are ever to be solved — starting with reconciliation among Palestinian factions.
Russia offers outline for Syrian constitution
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast
Russia’s three-pronged plan for Syria’s constitution addresses secular and Kurdish concerns, as well as governmental structure, including limits on presidential power.
How are Syrian peace talks holding up?
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast
There were no breakthroughs on the first day of negotiating between the Syrian regime and opposition representatives, but talks resumed this morning.
What prompted Russia’s shift in stance on Syria opposition?
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor
Given Russia's policy on Syria in 2016 and its willingness to negotiate with Syrian opposition groups, it seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin favors a mediating role in the conflict.
Will Turkey leave NATO?
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Yekaterina
Observers wonder whether an offer of full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization would lure Turkey away from NATO and the country's "suffering" at the hands of the European Union.
Why Israel, Russia remain chums
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 | Dmitry Maryasis, Contributor
Russia and Israel will continue to enjoy strong relations despite Russia’s UN Security Council vote for Resolution 2334 condemning the Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
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