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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (C), Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 28, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

Russia re-examines relationship with Iran

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

As the military situation shifts in Syria, so does Tehran’s once-symbiotic status with Moscow.

Russia, US to maintain contacts on Syria despite sanctions

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

US and Russian officials will try to maintain contacts concerning world hotspots within the limits imposed by US sanctions on the Kremlin.

Fate of Russian detainees in Turkey still unclear

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 | Yekaterina
Chulkovskaya, Contributor

Turkish officials have yet to decide the future of three Russians — including a toddler — who were intercepted as they were allegedly traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Israel gives nod to Russia with new national holiday

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 | Dmitry Maryasis, Contributor

Israel, seeking to keep Russian ties close, realizes little things do matter.

Maliki’s visit to Moscow reflects many facets

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Iraq’s vice president may have had upcoming elections and Iranian influence in mind when he visited Moscow recently.

Moscow's shifting strategy in Yemen

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017 | Samuel Ramani, Contributor

With the recent appointment of Ahmed Salem al-Wahishi as Yemen's ambassador to Russia, Moscow finds itself in a strong position to lead a political solution to the Yemen conflict.

Syrian cease-fire a delicate balance of vastly different goals

Monday, Jul. 17, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

Iran welcomes the Russian/US truce initiative in southern Syria, but will Russia be able to keep juggling the broad, and often conflicting, interests of the various players?

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