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"Russia manages to be friends with everyone": in the West on the role of the Russian Federation in the Middle East

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The policy of the administration of US President Joe Biden regarding the war in Yemen is almost identical to the approach of the past head of the White House, which can be reduced to conducting small-scale anti-terrorist operations and providing humanitarian assistance while refusing a military solution to the conflict. However, this game of diplomacy serves only the interests of Russia, whose role in the Middle East continues to grow steadily.


A friend for all parties to the conflict


This opinion is expressed by the columnist for the Western edition of ASPI Strategist:

This play is already familiar because it is identical to the approaches to Syria [...] where Russia has firmly established itself as a "kingmaker" in partnership with US allies and opponents - a result, unfortunately, facilitated by the States themselves.


According to the author, Biden's desire to end the Saudi intervention in Yemen will again lead to the fact that "Russia will assume the role of the supreme arbiter," as has already happened in the region, where it manages to be friends with everyone.

One of the keys to Russia's success in this regard is its ability to maintain friendly contacts with all actors involved in a particular conflict, while somehow managing to maintain an aura of pragmatic neutrality and reliability.

- the author writes, pointing out that the first thing the Houthis, after the "coup" they committed, contacted Moscow, repeating their call for intervention in the conflict in 2018.



Yemen on the way to partition


The war that has flared up in the country serves the interests of the broader Russian-Iranian alliance, which spans the area from Venezuela to Afghanistan, "as Moscow and Tehran, strengthening the allied regimes, work hand in hand to undermine US influence around the world."

But at the same time, as noted in the West, Russia has also established a strategic partnership with one of Iran's alleged adversaries, the UAE, and is also steadily deepening its relations with Saudi Arabia. Both countries, like Iran, also wanted to drag Russia into the Yemen conflict. As a result, by 2016, the Russian Federation had established itself as the main intermediary between the rebels and Riyadh.

The Houthis are currently attacking Marib, the last stronghold of the Saudi-backed Hadi government. Everything goes to the fact that Yemen will be divided into two parts, north and south, in which Russia is vitally interested.

The likely result will be a situation similar to the Kurdish entity in northern Syria and its uneasy coexistence with the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

- thinks the observer.

Russia, having established equally friendly relations with all parties to the conflict, has good opportunities to separate the US allies from Washington one by one and take the diplomatic process into its own hands.

- the author concludes.

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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. April 29 2021 05: 16
    +15
    The United States did not succeed in crushing the Houthis with the hands of the Saudis, it turned out to be a tough nut to crack, but Russia and Iran are again to blame smile.
    The war in Yemen showed that even small forces with motivated fighters and competent commanders can create big problems for the Americans and their accomplices.
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 29 2021 05: 17
    +11
    "Russia manages to be friends with everyone"
    And we live in Eurasia! wink
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 April 29 2021 05: 55
      -6
      ... "Russia manages to be friends with everyone":

      It's great. I would also like to know what real benefit Russia derives from this friendship. I hope she's not at a loss?
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 29 2021 12: 54
        +2
        Quote: Stas157
        ... "Russia manages to be friends with everyone":

        It's great. I would also like to know what real benefit Russia derives from this friendship. I hope she's not at a loss?

        The benefits are different. There is an economic one, and there is a political one, but as a rule, in order to obtain an economic benefit, one must first achieve a political benefit. If Russia did not have benefits, the mattresses would not focus on this, and since they began to look askance, then Russia has its own "buns", which in the future can become "pies", which mattresses really do not want to allow. Anyway, friendship is better than war.
    2. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka April 30 2021 09: 22
      +3
      One of the keys to Russia's success in this regard is its ability to maintain friendly contacts with all actors involved in a particular conflict, while somehow managing to maintain an aura of pragmatic neutrality and reliability.
      And you do not break agreements and always negotiate pragmatically. And do not rob and it will be the same for you. But the Anglo-Saxons cannot live without deception and robbery, this is their mentality.
      1. volodimer
        volodimer 1 May 2021 05: 41
        +1
        That's right!
        Be honest, be consistent, keep promises, and don't promise the impossible. This is how it is earned confidence... And it is more expensive than profit.
        A simple secret of our diplomacy .. Otherwise: "Russia manages to be friends with everyone"... Manages to ?? !!!
        By the way, Swiss banks, acting on these principles, have become world leaders. Well that's it, just a remark ...
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 29 2021 05: 33
    +2
    Everything goes to the fact that Yemen will be divided into two parts, north and south, in which Russia is vitally interested.
    Our interests should be around the world. We push Merikatos into the ditch, into the mud.
    1. Kaman
      Kaman April 29 2021 06: 12
      -6
      Sheriff, Go to North Carolina and that's it ... go to North Carolina to a provincial hospital and a provincial village. And then go to the Ivanovo region in some Vichuga and visit a regional hospital and a village there. And tell me which of them is in a ditch and mud))))
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner April 30 2021 19: 53
        +1
        Carolina, which is north. For in the Russian provinces there is no hospital, in their backwoods there is not. laughing
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 29 2021 05: 36
    +7
    One of the keys to Russia's success in this regard is its ability to maintain friendly contacts with all actors involved in a particular conflict, while somehow managing to maintain an aura of pragmatic neutrality and reliability
    Not "in some way", but the ability to keep your word and really distinguish between good and evil. Ordinary people in these territories feel it with their souls.
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 April 29 2021 05: 49
      -8
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Not "somehow", but the ability to keep your word and really distinguish good from evil... Ordinary people in these territories feel it with their souls.

      Still, people on the territory of the Russian Federation itself should feel this in relation to their own power.
    2. Kaman
      Kaman April 29 2021 06: 14
      -8
      Captain Yes, the Iranian Ayatollahs and Hezbollah - oh, what a good, you can go blind looking at such a refined good
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        April 29 2021 06: 30
        +9
        Everyone has conflicts. Iran only causes gagging in Israel and the United States. Somehow it is not a lot to declare this country a universal evil.
        1. Kaman
          Kaman April 29 2021 07: 29
          -6
          And in 38, only Churchill considered the Nazis to be a universal evil, and the whole world laughed at him. In 1939-1940 the newspaper Pravda openly opposed the British imperialists. So what ?
          1. Incvizitor
            Incvizitor April 29 2021 14: 33
            +1
            In general, Iran, in fact, does not bother anyone, but Israel constantly terrorizes all its neighbors, FSA in general world terrorists, good with missiles laughing
          2. volodimer
            volodimer 1 May 2021 06: 21
            0
            In 1938, the newspaper Pravda also had no friendly feelings towards the Nazi regime. So Churchill was not at all alone.
            That "in 1939-1940 the newspaper "Pravda" openly opposed the British imperialists"and did not stigmatize Nazi Germany .. So this is because We did not want to fight. And the Anglo-French and Germany and the entire" civilized "world and Japan in addition wanted to fight against us. ...
            And the fact that "as a result" we fought against the Nazis "on the side" of the British imperialists does not at all show that the Pravda newspaper was mistaken in denouncing them.
            Churchill, Fulton, Cold War ... As soon as the USSR ground to powder "universal evil",
            but simply a threat to "British imperialists"Here" The Prophet of 38 Years "W. Churchill showed the best aspects of Anglo-Saxon diplomacy.
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 29 2021 06: 32
    -7
    Yemen now has the worst humanitarian situation in the world: 22 million people (75% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance, 18 million are food insecure, and 7 million are at risk of mass hunger.

    There is no real data on the coronavirus. Add to this the 3 million internal refugees and the cholera epidemic. At the same time, 17,8 million Yemenis do not have access to clean water.
    Russia, having established equally friendly relations with all parties to the conflict, has good opportunities to separate the US allies from Washington one by one and take the diplomatic process into its own hands.

    The situation is openly stalemate. Whoever Russia starts to support - absolutely reckless Houthis or the adventurer Hadi one "diplomatic process" will not get rid of it. First, you will have to invest very thoroughly there with both financial and human reserves. Do not cook porridge with hungry and sick.
    In a word, Iran, very timely and subtly playing on the ambitions of its main geopolitical and economic enemy in the Transcaucasus and the Middle East, rather easily dragged Russia into the Yemen conflict.
    Its goals are clear and understandable. It is not clear why Russia let itself be drawn so easily into yet another swamp. Has the bitter experience of Syria taught you nothing?
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 29 2021 06: 40
      +5
      Yemen now has the worst humanitarian situation in the world: 22 million people (75% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance, 18 million are food insecure, and 7 million are at risk of mass hunger.

      There is no real data on the coronavirus. Add to this the 3 million internal refugees and the cholera epidemic. At the same time, 17,8 million Yemenis do not have access to clean water.

      And somehow it is again silent about why this happens there. Maybe the external forces that contributed to this situation in the country, and take money for reconstruction?
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 29 2021 08: 25
      -2

      A. Privalov (Alexander Privalov)
      Today, 06: 32
      ... It is not clear why Russia so easily allowed itself to be drawn into another swamp ...
      I'm also at a loss! How is it RUSSIA did not consult)) with you! laughing tongue tongue lol And OUR President is right about tobacco!
  6. GoraN
    GoraN April 29 2021 06: 33
    +3
    Well, what can you say here
    Learn to be friendly with everyone and not sow your shit everywhere
  7. Dikson
    Dikson April 29 2021 06: 57
    +2
    Russia knows how to be friends with everyone .. Of course .. And best of all, Russia, like the USSR, knows how to distribute money and forgive multibillion debts to all "grateful" Papuans, who immediately begin to throw mud at us and betray .. .. - walk, flaw! .. And we are not only helping the Papuans .. Recently, the British put three dozen satellites into orbit, and they sent us their fleet to the Black Sea for this - "to put the presumptuous Russia in its place" ... Good cooperation, isn't it? Money doesn't smell ...
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 29 2021 07: 42
    +3
    One of the keys to Russia's success in this regard is its ability to
    You can write a lot of pleasant, sweet things about the influence of Russia and all that stuff, BUT, the most IMPORTANT thing is where ??? Not nice words, but real "buns", that is. welcome acquisitions, bonuses and buns for Russian companies, profits and everything else ???
    It is the acquisitions that I would like to see, touch, but they can leave words and praises for themselves ...