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Is Turkey turning its stern on the West in the Black Sea?

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 | Metin Gurcan, Columnist

The regional power balance could change if Russia and Turkey carry their rapprochement in Syria to the Black Sea.

Why Syrian refugees don't go to Russia

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 | Yekaterina
Chulkovskaya, Contributor

With little help from the Russian government and a very small chance for asylum, few Syrian refugees travel to Russia.

Putin lays out Moscow’s new Mideast strategy

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

A new foreign policy strategy document released by Russia includes a comprehensive section on the Middle East — but will there be a shift in Moscow’s priorities in the region?

Will Putin invite Netanyahu, Abbas to Moscow?

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 | Uri Savir, Columnist

The United States, France and Russia could join forces to form a new Middle East axis that will promote the two-state process.

Hifter in Moscow: Russia’s shifting interests in Libya

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Yury Barmin, Contributor

Russia’s interest in Libya evolves as Gen. Khalifa Hifter transforms from a strongman for the army into a politician.

What Iran's presidential election means for Russia

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | Julia Sveshnikova, Contributor

As Russia’s and Iran’s foreign policies become congruent, Russia looks to Iran’s 2017 elections for clues into their future relationship.

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