对问题的影响

➚ U.S. Decline – ➚ Russian Influence – ➘  Middle East Regional Tension – ➚➚ ➂  Global tension

Among many other impacts, we shall notably stress here that this visit shows the skill of Russian diplomacy and the pertinence of Russian strategy as Russia seems to be highly likely to succeed in  maintaining and developing good relationships with two current ‘competing’ – not to say antagonist – powers: Iran and Saudi Arabia. As a result it is twice a potentially stabilizing influence for the region.

Meanwhile, and relatedly, this State visit also indicates the global relative decline of U.S. influence. As a result, the U.S. is likely to react, which could be a general factor of polarization and escalation worldwide.

信号

Fresh Start: Saudi Arabia Turns to Russia Seeking to Diversify Foreign Relations

Riyadh has started diversifying its foreign relations due to the US’ further rapprochement with Tel Aviv, Russian political scientist Vyacheslav Smirnov told Radio Sputnik. According to the expert, the first ever visit of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to Moscow is likely to strengthen Russo-Saudi ties.

Featured Image: With the King of Saudi Arabia Salman Ben Abdul Aziz Al Saud. From album to material Russian-Saudi talks October 5, 2017 Moscow, The Kremlin

由Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)发布

Helene Lavoix博士伦敦大学博士(国际关系) ,是Red Team Analysis Society的总裁/CEO。她专门研究国际关系、国家和国际安全问题的战略预见和早期预警。她目前的工作重点是乌克兰战争、国际秩序和中国的崛起、行星越轨行为和国际关系、战略预见和预警方法、激进化以及新技术和安全。

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