Brief: Russia’s Foreign Minister Visits Gulf States

It’s no coincidence that Lavrov is traveling to three states that are key to U.S. strategic interests in the region.

Background: Backed by the United States, the nascent Israeli-Sunni Arab alliance is a potential challenge to Russia’s relevance in the Middle East. Now, the Kremlin is taking steps to reassert its role as a power player and mediator. What Happened: On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov kicked off a tour of the Arabian Peninsula […]

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