Samuel Ramani writes on Russia’s new diplomatic strategy in the Middle East

Samuel Ramani has written an article (12 October) for The National Interest blog entitled ‘Russia Is Expanding Its Great-Power Project in the Middle East’.

Samuel writes, “As many Western journalists and geopolitical analysts who covered King Salman’s Russia trip focused principally on the transactional dimensions of the Moscow-Riyadh partnership, like arms sales and cooperation on oil prices, the implications of improved Russia-Saudi Arabia relations for Moscow’s broader Middle East strategy were alarmingly overlooked. This neglect is short sighted, as Moscow’s burgeoning partnership with Saudi Arabia symbolizes a sweeping transformation of Russia’s diplomatic conduct in the Middle East and strategic objectives in a critically important region of the world.”

The full article can be read here: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/russia-expanding-its-great-power-project-the-middle-east-22704