October 1, 2013
Russia Seeks to Fill Mideast Vacuum
Liz Sly, Washington Post
The Associated Press
Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union affirmed the United States as the dominant power in the Middle East, a resurgent Russia is seeking ways large and small to fill the vacuum left by the departure of American troops from Iraq and the toppling of U.S. allies in the Arab Spring revolts.
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