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Russia and “Arab Spring” : Perception and Policy. // Otsenki i Idei.  Newsletter of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS. Vol. 1, № 3, April 2013. Russia and “Arab Spring” : Perception and Policy. // Otsenki i Idei. Newsletter of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS. Vol. 1, № 3, April 2013.

Irina Zvyagelskaya

Russia and “Arab Spring” : Perception and Policy. // Otsenki i Idei. Newsletter of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS. Vol. 1, № 3, April 2013.

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2013, 20 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-544-3

Russian policy in the Middle East was always directly or by implication connected with her security interests. The author analyses the influence on Russian interests of two factors: “Arab Spring” and Arab-Israeli conflict. The article states, but, intentionally does not consider the situation around Iran, circumstances in Iraq after the withdrawal of American troops, balance of powers in the Persian Gulf as well as other Middle East problems which immediately affect these interests.

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