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Russia’s Comeback in the Middle East

A little more than a decade after its humiliating exodus, Russia has all but reversed the setback from the United States’ (US) invasion of Iraq in 2003. This December, Vladimir Putin engaged in what can only be described as a triumphant tour of the Middle East. From Syria, to Egypt, to Turkey, soon after consolidating a strategic partnership with Iran earlier this year, Moscow has positioned itself as a key player in the region’s affairs.

Addressing his troops at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, Putin declared,

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Updated On : 3rd Jan, 2018

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