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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
Chulkovskaya, Contributor

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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