Russia

Elaheh Koolaee

Russia and Duality of Ties in the Middle East

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian foreign policy was soon rebuilt. Russian leaders came to the conclusion that the Middle East and the republic countries around Russia should have a more important position in its foreign policy. The presence of million Muslims in the southern republics of Russia in the Caspian Sea region led to the prioritization of ties with the Middle East and West Asia countries for Russia. Since the first decade after the collapse of the Soviet ...