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Russia, Israel navigate narrow straits in potentially turbulent waters

Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Recent glad-handing between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked interest, and intrigue, in the Middle East and beyond.

Former Lebanese PM brings two important messages to Moscow

Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Despite differing views between former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Russia on the makeup of the Lebanese government, Hariri's recent visit to Moscow shows the bond between the two countries.

What Russia won by withdrawing from Syria

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s drawdown of forces from Syria was carefully timed and shows Russia learned an important lesson in Afghanistan.

What Russia's Syria shift means for Moscow-Riyadh ties

Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

Russia’s likely gradual and partial military withdrawal from Syria may minimize one of the irritants in the Russian-Saudi relationship, but it won’t address their fundamental differences.

What's next for Syria?

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 | Vitaly Naumkin, Columnist

As new talks commence on solving the Syria crisis, the international community speculates on what Russia's first move will be.

Russia's Syria dilemma

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders, Columnist

Moscow wants a political settlement to the Syrian war, but its military support, which is resulting in regime victories on the battlefield, could threaten that outcome.

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