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Strategic assessment | Russia in the Middle East

Russia is taking advantage of regional chaos and US retrenchment to extend its influence throughout the Middle East. Moscow sees an opportunity to undermine US and Western global power whilst extending its military and naval footprint, cultivating markets for arms and nuclear power, and controlling energy routes and sources.

Amid this growing Russian footprint, the BICOM research team has produced a strategic assessment of Russian foreign policy in the Middle East.

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