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Iran’s Russian Conundrum

Summary Following Russia’s decision in September 2015 to intervene militarily in the Syrian war, speculation has been rife in Washington that President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate end-goal is to eclipse America’s long-held dominance in the Middle East. To that end: Moscow needs regional allies that can... MORE

The Foundations of Russian Policy in the Middle East

Summary There is little doubt that Russia is winning in the Middle East at the expense of the United States. This strategic development has a lengthy history: As foreign minister and later prime minister, Yevgeny Primakov laid the intellectual and political foundations for Vladimir Putin’s... MORE