The Fragmentation of Russia’s Middle East Policies

Leonid Isaev and Anton Mardasov on the diffusion of responsibility for policies in the Middle East

Operation Peace Spring: An inevitable consequence of American withdrawal

Leonid Isaev on how Turkey and Russia filled the vacuum after the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria

An Algerian Lesson for the Kremlin

Andrei Zakharov and Leonid Isaev consider parallels between the “monarchial presidencies” of Algeria and Russia

Why Might Russia Need Libya?

Leonid Isaev on Kremlin’s interests in Libya

The Middle East after the US’s Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

What are the consequences of the American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan, and what do they mean for the region and all interested parties?

Why Russia Holds Back on Supplying S-300 Systems to Syria

Long-promised deliveries of Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria have still not happened. Why not?