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The “Four Plus One”: The Changing Power Politics of the Middle East

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In this inaugural MDC Occasional Paper, Josh Krasna and George Meladze analyze the structure of power in the Middle East during the past decade, mapping the main regional players and the interrelationships between them, and assessing the potential for future change in the politics of the region.

Turkish-Russian Relations: A Puzzle that Shakes the Middle East

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Remi Daniel discusses several contemporary trends in the Russian-Turkish relationship. The dynamics of competition and cooperation between these two states affect the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa in profound ways.

Russia in Africa

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Rina Bassist analyzes Russia's past and current strategic interests in Africa.

Triangular Politics in Syria: Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

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MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman analyzes the roles of Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Syrian conflict, and argues that Russia's increased military presence in Syria has placed Moscow as a pivotal regional power broker.