The Kremlin and the Kingdom: Contradictory Signals?

by Mark N. Katz Two storylines about Saudi-Russian relations have recently dominated the airwaves. One is that Moscow and Riyadh are sharply divided by several issues: not only Syria and Iran, but also Crimea and the Russian belief that the… Continue Reading  

Will the Ukraine Crisis Impact Russia’s Mideast Policy?

by Mark N. Katz As if the crisis in Ukraine wasn’t bad enough, the resulting tensions between Russia on the one hand and the US and most of Europe on the other will likely cause increased tension between Moscow and… Continue Reading