December 13, 2013
Russia Won't Be a Major Force in the Mideast
Alan Philps, The National
The Associated Press
Could the Kremlin be a source of stability to counteract the restive spirits in Washington? Or is President Vladimir Putin only interested in tripping up Washington, as he defends his beleaguered Syrian ally?
Diplomatic traffic has been intense between Moscow and the region, exemplified by the joint visit of Russia’s foreign and defence ministers to Egypt to rekindle a relationship that died when former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat expelled Soviet military advisers in 1972.
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