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Russia and the Arab Spring

Malashenko, Alexey
Russia has spent over a decade trying to recapture the influence the Soviet Union once enjoyed in the Middle East, but President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to position Moscow as a key regional player have come up short. With revolutions across the Arab world overturning old orders and ushering in Islamist governments, Russia’s chances for strengthening its position in the region look increasingly slim. The Kremlin must change course and ensure that its approach to the Middle East and Islamists reflects post–Arab Spring realities.
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Contributor: Carnegie Moscow Center - http://www.carnegie.ru/
Topic: Politics and Governance
Country: Russia, Middle East
Document Type: Political Analyses and Commentaries
Year: 2013
Keywords: Foreign Policy Policy Reform
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