RUSSIA IN THE MIDDLE AND MIDDLE EAST. LIMITS OF PRAGMATISM
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RUSSIA IN THE MIDDLE AND MIDDLE EAST. LIMITS OF PRAGMATISM
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S0321-50750000616-3-1
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Authors
Alexey Vasiliev 
Pages
5-12
Abstract
Intervention of the Russian Aerospace Forces into the Syrian conflict has had a twofold goal: to help the legitimate Syrian government, in fact to save it and defeat or significantly weaken powerful extremist terrorist groups. At the end of 2017, a major military-political success has been achieved. Next task is to launch a real political process between the government and the so called «healthy» opposition.At the same time, the desire to cooperate in the region with the United States and with the Western countries in general remains an important vector of Russian policy. «Enemy of my enemy» could be a common enemy. But this logic does not find understanding in Washington.It became impossible to solve numerous problems of the region without Russia. Nevertheless since the main economic ties of the countries of the region are directed toward the West, the EU, China, and India the RF can not play in general in the Near and Middle East the role of “conductor” of the orchestra.The ferment in the region caused by terrorism and conflicts will be going on at the level of present or more moderate chaos. The fate of the «mother of all conflicts» - the Israeli-Palestinian one - remains suspended. The Russian Federation will continue to implement deideologized policy of pragmatism, expressing its interest in stability and security in the region. The choice of the path of development remains for the peoples of the Near and Middle East
Keywords
the Syrian crisis, terrorism, the Russian military campaign in Syria, the Middle and Middle East region, the ArabIsraeli conflict
Date of publication
01.11.2017
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