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Russia emerges as a center of gravity for Israel

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 | Yury Barmin, Contributor

Given that Russia’s influence in the Middle East excluding Syria remains limited, Moscow is looking for other entry points — but can Israel offer such an opportunity?

Don’t expect IS fighters to flee en masse to Syria

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

The logistics of the battle for Mosul and beyond don’t point conclusively to the Islamic State taking the fight into Syria next.

What US-Russia fallout means for Syria

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

A collapsing US-Russia relationship could have profound consequences for Syria’s civil war and the Middle East.

Syrian cease-fire reflects US, Russian interests

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

It’s a long shot and certainly not altruistic, but the effort by Russia and the United States to develop a viable plan for Syria might just work in everyone’s favor.

Russia-Turkey rapprochement has limits

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

Russia and Turkey have made strides in improving their ties, but the relationship is going to need far more than the issuance of commemorative plates celebrating the Aug. 9 meeting of the countries' presidents in the Constantine Palace's Greek Room.

Have Putin and Erdogan found common ground?

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

At a meeting Aug. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to have agreed on coordinating their country's roles in the Syrian conflict in light of the "common goal" they share.

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