Friday, April 29, 2022
As Russia turns its attention increasingly toward Ukraine - evidenced by the transfer of senior Russian military officials from Syria to Ukraine and a decrease in Moscow's strategic bandwidth on Syria - Tehran is ready to seize the advantage, both militarily on the ground as well as politically and diplomatically,” Mona Yacoubian, a senior adviser at the US Institute of Peace, told TNA.
That, combined with high turnout from the Lebanese diaspora in places like Dubai and Paris, could mean that opposition groups pick up as many as 10 seats in the 128-seat parliament, according to Osama Gharizi, senior program advisor with the Middle East and North Africa Center at the US Institute for Peace. “A sharp increase in voters here would likely drive a large portion of new groups into parliament for the first time on Sunday,”
"Fundamentally, for most ASEAN countries, the invasion is seen as far away and not worth taking a stand over," Brian Harding, an expert on Southeast Asia at the U.S. Institute for Peace, told VOA.
“It is unviable for President Biden to host Prime Minister Hun Sen at the White House or a bilateral meeting,” said Brian Harding, an expert on Southeast Asia at the United States Institute for Peace. “But at least they can engage talking about things that they might be able to agree on in this multilateral setting.”
They exchanged views on “strengthening mutually beneficial, broad based relationship” and “promotion of peace, development and security”
Russian space agency chief boasts nuclear capabilities, claims NATO would lose 'in 30 minutes
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, joined American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss the latest sanctions announced by the Biden administration and G7 leaders and the impact they will have on President Putin. Ambassador Taylor also weighs in on the calls to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
William Byrd of the US Institute of Peace (USIP) said that even if only half of DAB’s total reserves are devoted to support its basic activities as a central bank, it would “provide an opportunity to make a start toward stabilizing the economy and private sector.”
Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, and Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor at the US Institute of Peace (USIP), spar over the points of convergence and divergence regarding Russia’s malign actions in Syria and Ukraine with host Carol Castiel.
Analysts at the U.S. Institute of Peace recently highlighted ways to use the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure accountability for atrocity crimes in Afghanistan. The ICC has been investigating war crimes committed after July 2002