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Le Rôle De La Russie Au Moyen-Orient
CIC talk in Ottawa
Gilles Breton, Chairman of the National Board of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA), is giving a talk on Russia’s Role in the Middle East on September 12, 2018, at 7 pm at the Institute on Governance in Ottawa.
The main idea of the talk, hosted by the Canadian International Council, is to clarify the existing Russian policy in the Middle East. Can it be affected by a number of Trump’s fine gestures with regard to President Putin and Russia? Or, will Trump’s offer to readmit Russia back to G7 influence on the U.S. own aggressive stand on Russia in Syria? Is there a possibility that the current alliances in Syria might be questioned, changing the situation on the ground?
“Étant donné la complexité des alliances apparemment entre la Russie-Arabie Saoudite-Israël-États-Unis d’une part et la Russie-Turquie-Iran d’autre part, il devient de plus en plus difficile de démêler la politique russe envers le Moyen-Orient.”
Gilles Breton retired from government work in 2012 after a 36-year career with Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the last of his three postings at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, he held the position of Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, from 2008 to 2012. From 1994 to 1997, as an international civil servant, he was Deputy Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, based in Warsaw, Poland. He also served as Deputy Director responsible for Canada’s relations with Russia from 2000 to 2008. His previous postings in Moscow were from 1983 to 1986 and 1989 to 1991.
A full description of the talk is provided in French by the CIC on their official website. For further information, please contact: Hamid Jorjani – email@example.com