Mark N. Katz, a professor of government and politics at George Mason University, is currently a visiting senior fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Unlike US President Donald Trump, who openly shares Saudi Arabia’s hostility towards Iran, Russi
Iranian and Russian interests have clashed many times over the past two centuries.
While he has not yet won the war in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be winning
Moscow acquired great influence in the Middle East during the Cold War, lost it afterwards under
Ever since coming to power at the turn of the century, Russian President Vladimir Putin has suppo
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy: He met with Iranian President Hassan Rohani along
LONDON - Along with supporting the Assad regime, Moscow also backs the powerful Syrian Kurdish De
Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu travelled to Moscow on April 21st to meet
A number of observers — including US President Barack Obama — have said Russian actions in Syria
Russian involvement in the Middle East increased dramatically in 2015.
WASHINGTON - The November 24th shoot-down of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets near the Turkish
Washington - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran on November 23rd to address the Gas
US officials are expressing concern that Russia is stepping up its military involvement in Syria
Washington - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s fourth meeting with Russian President Vla
Recent high-level meetings between Saudi and Russian officials — two governments not traditionall
Washington - Many observers (including myself) have pointed out that the Iranian nuclear agreeme
There has been a remarkable improvement in Saudi-Russian relations over the past three months.
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Fore
WASHINGTON - As the June 30th “final deadline” approaches for a nuclear agreement between Iran an