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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas make a statement following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, May 11, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov)

Is Moscow a likely matchmaker between Israelis, Palestinians?

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Dmitry Maryasis, Contributor

Russia continues to step up its diplomatic game in the Middle East by reinforcing ties with Israelis and Palestinians and allowing its stances to evolve.

What’s behind Damascus’ claim of 'invasion from Jordan'?

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

The Russian media has been closely following Damascus’ claims on military movement on the Jordanian-Syrian border, looking at the goals behind certain claims and how they may impact a political settlement.

Russia keeping a close eye on Algeria

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Algeria’s new legislature, facing tough economic times domestically, needs to make gains in foreign policy to regain citizens’ trust — something Russia might be able to facilitate.

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Moscow sees an opportunity to engage with Europe to help solve Libya’s crisis, and the US president seems ready and willing to stay out of it.

Is Russia’s planned missile sale to Turkey the real deal?

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | Yekaterina
Chulkovskaya, Contributor

Though some critics claim Turkey has no serious intention of buying defense systems from Russia, some military experts say the proposal is definitely feasible.

Syria to get civilian safe zones

Friday, May. 5, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Cease-fire mediators have agreed to establish and enforce areas free from fighting in Syria.

US, Russia approach each other cautiously on Syria

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have set an ambitious pace for diplomatic discussions with other world leaders regarding Syria, but they apparently agree that small steps are best when dealing with each other on the topic.

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