Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Shoori

Between Iran and Saudi Arabia; Russia’s Tough Path for Neutrality

In October 2015, Russia’s direct military intervention in the Syrian crisis faced the balance of power in the Middle East with fundamental changes. While the Government of Assad was in a fragile condition due to facing multilateral pressures from diverse forces, from Daesh to Saudi-Turkish-Qatar-backed Islamist groups, to US-backed forces, Russia’s involvement in the Syria theater changed the balance of power to the benefit of the Assad government and its supporters ...