Can Russia return to Iranian arms market following end of weapons embargo?

With the end of the UN arms embargo, Iran could be looking to purchase new additions to its defense system — could Russia become a main supplier again?

Kirill Semenov | Defense/Security cooperation | Oct 26, 2020
al-monitor Russian fighter jets drop bombs over the Ashuluk military base in southern Russia during the "Caucasus-2020" military drills gathering China, Iran, Pakistan and Myanmar troops, along with ex-Soviet Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, Sept. 22, 2020. Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images.

Can Russia benefit from Turkey-Greece spat?

In light of the conflict in the eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece, Russia may be looking to strengthen its ties with Greece in order to further its interests in the region.

Anton Mardasov | Border Disputes | Oct 22, 2020

Intel: EU sanctions suspected head of Russia’s Wagner paramilitary group

Kremlin insider Yevgeny Prigozhin is suspected of involvement in Wagner's paramilitary activities in Libya

Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | Oct 16, 2020

Will Russia recruit Syrian Kurds to fight in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict?

While Russia will likely avoid direct involvement in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, there are signs it could draw lessons from Libya and recruit fighters from Syria to do its bidding.

Kirill Semenov | Kurds | Oct 14, 2020

Egypt, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Black Sea, Moscow says

Exercise Friendship Bridge 2020 will involve aircraft and ship-based artillery, Russia's Defense Ministry said

Al-Monitor Staff | Defense/Security cooperation | Oct 9, 2020