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A Critical Look at Mainstream Analysis of the Russian Operation in Syria

The Crisis Group recently released a briefing on Russia’s partial pull-back of forces from Syria, its implications on the ceasefire as well as on Moscow’s wider strategy ... ... likely opted to scale back its military presence before these vulnerabilities get discovered. The changing dynamic of the Russia-Iran alliance The survival of the Syrian government with Assad as the president is paramount to Russia in mid-term, even if the ...

06.04.2016

Russia in a Changing Middle East

Interests and opportunities The Middle East has always had a special meaning for Russia. The area provides access to the Mediterranean Sea, linking Russia with the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, the ... ... vulnerable. Before the Arab Spring Russia managed to build relationships with different players in the Middle East, including Iran, Israel, a number of Arab states, Hamas and Hezbollah. Under today's conditions of deepening interstate and inter-confessional ...

08.12.2015

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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