|Author (Person)||Beccaro, Andrea, Maas, Anna S.|
|Publisher||Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)|
|Series Title||ISPI Commentary|
|Series Details||No 308 February 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Nowadays, the Mediterranean region’s balance of power is challenged by several conflicts and actors. Russia has taken advantage of this complex and fluid situation, becoming a key actor, expanding its military involvement, and building up political relationships. A key step in this process has been Russian involvement in the Syrian conflict since September 2015. While this was a surprising development, the paper argues that it is nonethless consistent with Russia’s regional interests and its renewed foreign policy.
|Countries / Regions||Northern Africa, Russia|