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Russia steps up its game in Mideast diplomacy

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

The heavy traffic between Moscow and the Middle East after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Russia last week signals that Russia is looking to quickly solidify its relationships with regional partners.

What did Tillerson’s Russia trip achieve?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t reach any groundbreaking pacts during Tillerson's visit to Moscow, but they agreed to keep trying.

3 Russian theories on why the US hit Syria

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Russian analysts have differing theories on just how and why the United States bombed a Syrian air base.

Why was deal to evacuate Syrian towns brokered by Qatar and Iran?

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

A deal brokered by Qatar and Iran that ignores Turkey and Russia — the largest respective sponsors of the opposition and the regime in Syria — threatens to derail broader peace talks aimed at ending the tragic civil war.

What Rouhani wanted from Putin in Moscow visit

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Moscow seems satisfied with Iranian President Rouhani’s visit, as Russia seeks a balanced relationship with the three most powerful Middle East states.

What’s Chechnya doing in Syria?

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Russia is finding the Republic of Chechnya’s influence to be very helpful in Syria.

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