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Russia picks 'bull terrier' as new ambassador to US

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Can the extensive experience of Russian ambassador-in-waiting Anatoly Antonov, who has played an instrumental role in Moscow's policies across the Middle East, overcome controversy in Washington to pave the way for cooperation?

Is Moscow a likely matchmaker between Israelis, Palestinians?

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Dmitry Maryasis, Contributor

Russia continues to step up its diplomatic game in the Middle East by reinforcing ties with Israelis and Palestinians and allowing its stances to evolve.

What’s behind Damascus’ claim of 'invasion from Jordan'?

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

The Russian media has been closely following Damascus’ claims on military movement on the Jordanian-Syrian border, looking at the goals behind certain claims and how they may impact a political settlement.

Russia keeping a close eye on Algeria

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Algeria’s new legislature, facing tough economic times domestically, needs to make gains in foreign policy to regain citizens’ trust — something Russia might be able to facilitate.

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Moscow sees an opportunity to engage with Europe to help solve Libya’s crisis, and the US president seems ready and willing to stay out of it.

Is Russia’s planned missile sale to Turkey the real deal?

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | Yekaterina
Chulkovskaya, Contributor

Though some critics claim Turkey has no serious intention of buying defense systems from Russia, some military experts say the proposal is definitely feasible.

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