Russia in the Middle East

Friend or Foe? by Andrej Kreutz

Publisher: Praeger Security International General Interest-Cloth

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • International relations,
  • Middle East - History,
  • Russia - History,
  • History,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History: World,
  • Russia,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Arab countries,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Middle East,
  • Russia (Federation),
  • Sources,
  • Soviet Union
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages232
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Open LibraryOL10289850M
ISBN 100275993280
ISBN 109780275993283

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  Russia also owes its recent gains in the Middle East to well-trained diplomats who speak good Arabic and foster multilateral negotiations in a way the United States once did. China and Russia, meanwhile, are far more capable of translating long-standing grievances against the post-Cold War order into meaningful opposition—principally in their respective near abroads, but also further afield, including in the Middle East. U.S. policymakers and the public alike, meanwhile, are increasingly calling for a.

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The end of the Soviet Union precipitated a reassessment of Russia's foreign policy in many parts of the world, none more so than in the Middle East.

Talal Nizameddin's book looks at how a once cherished commitment to ideological goals and superpower rivalry with the United States was replaced, afterwith a pragmatic foreign policy based on national interest, epitomized by the appointment of Yevgeni Cited by:   Executive Summary.

The Russian military intervention in Syria was a pivotal moment for Moscow’s Middle East policy. Largely absent from the Middle East for the better part of the previous two decades, Russia intervened to save Bashar al-Assad’s regime and reasserted itself as a major player in the region’s power politics.

RUSSIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST also features contributions from reputable scholars on a range of topics that include regional conflicts, the Arab Spring, terrorism, Islamic doctrine, demographic trends and much more. These experts, diplomats and state leaders address challenging, relevant questions:Price: $   The book shows Russian views of how America has behaved in the Middle East, and presents, by contrast, how Russia views the region and how it has behaved in the region.” Analysis of the Middle East by “experts” and journalists in the U.S.

often follows the agendas of whoever funds or sponsors particular think-tanks or media outlets. Part memoir, part history, Russia and the Arabs reveals the past half-century in the Middle East from a viewpoint seldom seen by Westerners.

Yevgeny Primakov, Russia in the Middle East book the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister of Russia, exposes how key political events unfolded through the personal interactions and rivalries among notable leaders from Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin to Anwar Sadat and Saddam Hussein Cited by: To summarize, this book is very informative in addressing the asymmetric relationship between Russia and the regional states, and Russia’s involvement in the Middle East.

The book focuses on all of Russia’s endeavors to tie itself to the region through conflict resolution and. His book (written in /6 and only recently translated) on the relationship between Russia, in its Soviet and post-Soviet guises, and the Arab States of the Middle East was Yevgeny Primakov started out as a journalist for the Soviet News Agency combining the job with a variety of roles for the Soviet equivalent of the Foreign Office/5(17).

In Russia Rising, Mark Hitchcock, popular speaker and Bible prophecy expert, explores the history of Russia and its current military moves.

He will explain the biblical prophecies related to Russia, the Middle East, and the end times. The tracks of the Russian bear lead to the Middle East and Israel.

Are we on a collision course with Russia?Reviews:   Moreover, Russia had domestic security concerns about spillover from the Syrian fighting. Russia in the Middle East book of the most radical groups in the Syrian civil war reportedly counted hundreds, possibly thousands, of fighters from Russia in their ranks.

Russia’s geographic proximity to the Middle East and porous borders meant that fighting terrorists in Syria made more sense, in Putin’s words, than waiting. This Perspective seeks to identify the important elements of Russian interests in the Middle East beyond Syria, to define the nature of Russian engagement in the region, and to describe the contours of a Russian strategy in the Middle East.

Russia has goals, but to Western observers they appear to be either transactional or, in the longer term, generalizable to the point that they constitute broad. The end of the Soviet Union precipitated a reassessment of Russia’s foreign policy in many parts of the world, particularly the Middle East.

This text looks at how a once cherished commitment to ideological goals and superpower rivalry with the United States was replaced, afterwith a pragmatic foreign policy based on national interest.

The end of the Soviet Union precipitated a reassessment of Russia's foreign policy in many parts of the world, particularly the Middle East. This text looks at how a once cherished commitment to ideological goals and superpower rivalry with the United States was replaced, afterwith a pragmatic foreign policy based on national interest, epitomized by the appointment of Yevgeni Primakov 3/5(1).

Andrej Kreutz. Praeger Security International, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. Kreutz examines the goals and strategies of Russia and the former Soviet Union toward most of the Arab states. Question: "Does the Bible say anything about Russia in relation to the end times?" Answer: With Russia back in the news in a big way, many people are wondering if recent events in eastern Europe have anything to do with end-times prophecy—and, if so, how.

Much of the discussion has to do with an ancient prophecy from Ezekiel: “The word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, set. Middle East Under Joe Biden, US eyes Middle East policy overhaul.

US President-elect Joe Biden has signaled his intention to re-engage with the. This book can be considered an extended essay on Russia's role in the Middle East, especially in terms of the Russian intervention in the Syrian conflict. It challenges many of the ideas floating in academic circles and journalistic narratives about the reasons driving Russia, particularly the Russian political elite, to intervene in by: 3.

What Is Russia Up to in the Middle East. by Dimitri Trenin is an examination of Russia's geopolitical relationship with the Middle Eastern region, with a particular focus on its participation in Syria's Civil War, and the implications for Russian strategy.4/5(9).

This extraordinary book charts the development of Russia’s relations with the Middle East from the Russian Revolution of to the present. It covers both high and low points – the closeness to Nasser’s Egypt, followed by reversal; the successful invasion of Afghanistan which later turned into a disaster; the changing relationship with Israel which was at some time surprisingly close.

Russia is leveraging a long history of involvement in the Middle East, and this is a part of the world where history matters. Russia enjoys geographic proximity to the region. And it has pursued a very active diplomacy throughout the Middle East.

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?. [Dmitriĭ Trenin] -- "The eyes of the world are on the Middle East. Today, more than ever, this deeply-troubled region is the focus of power games between major global players vying for international influence.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dmitriĭ Trenin. Find more information about: ISBN. As Putin’s Russia ended its retreat from Great Power politics and challenged the dominance of the US in the Middle East, pundits in the West have struggled to understand Moscow’s motives This is the place to start to sort through the confusions that have obscured understanding of the stakes for Russia and the US in that vital region.

Current debates on Russia’s growing role in the Middle East sound like an echo of the early s. The upsurge of Russian activism in the military, diplomatic and even economic spheres in the Middle East raises the question of whether Moscow is not now playing the first fiddle in the cacophony of Middle Eastern crises.

It is. Russia has no grand strategy for the Middle East, but it has managed overlapping and often antagonistic coalitions with great skill. As Trenin reminds readers, Russia unreservedly supported the United States in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and inPutin tasked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with crafting a grand bargain with U.S.

President Barack Obama. Russia's top diplomat said Tuesday that about 2, fighters from the Middle East have joined the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, the worst outbreak of hostilities in. Russia's Strategy for the Middle East: Stabilize, Revitalize, Create Chaos Russia is attempting to have a say in the geopolitical realignment of the Middle East, provoked by instability.

Russia’s Quest To Make Itself Indispensable in the Middle East. Russia could become supreme arbiter in Lebanon as it effectively has in Syria and Libya. Book Description.

After decades of intense interest and rivalry with the USA, the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the USSR officially marked a period of significant retreat of Russia from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

However, with Russia’s economic recovery and the entrenchment of President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s. Ilya Bourtman, "Putin and Russia's Middle Eastern Policy," Middle East Review of International Affairs, June ; The Washington Times, Sept.

7, Mark Katz, "Putin's Foreign Policy toward Syria," Middle East Review of International Affairs, Mar. RIA Novosti, J   China and Russia, meanwhile, are far more capable of translating long-standing grievances against the post-Cold War order into meaningful opposition—principally in their respective near abroads, but also further afield, including in the Middle East.

U.S. policymakers and the public alike, meanwhile, are increasingly calling for a. The eyes of the world are on the Middle East.

Today, more than ever, this deeply-troubled region is the focus of power games between major global players vying for international influence. Absent from this scene for the past quarter century, Russia is Brand: Wiley. Russia, the United States, and the Middle East. J We don’t know much about what was said when U.S.

President Donald Trump sat across from Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit on July 7, but we do know they talked a lot about the Middle East. It also positioned Putin at the nexus of the Middle East’s overlapping conflicts, leveraging Russia’s influence far beyond Syria’s borders to include all the countries with a stake in the.This extraordinary book charts the development of Russia’s relations with the Middle East from the s to the present.

It covers both high and low points – the closeness to Nasser’s Egypt, followed by reversal; the successful invasion of Afghanistan which later turned into a disaster; the changing relationship with Israel which was at some time surprisingly close; the relationship with.