|Author (Person)||Katz, Mark N.|
|Publisher||French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)|
|Series Title||IFRI Policy Papers: Russie.Nei.Visions|
|Series Details||Number 49|
|Publication Date||April 2010|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
This paper will discuss the Kremlin's policy towards the major countries and issues of the Greater Middle East region.
Russia's foreign policy toward the Greater Middle East is not an aggressive, anti-Western one, but a defensive policy aimed more at protecting Russian economic interests, working with virtually any government that opposes Sunni radicalism, and preventing Moscow from becoming a target of Muslim anger as occurred during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (1979-1989) and Chechnya (since 1994).
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Russia|