Moscow has little success expanding its role in the Middle East

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Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Moscow has little success expanding its role in the Middle East, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 21 April.

Presenting Russia as an indispensable power in the Middle Eastern case is particularly tenuous.

Demanding respect and recognition as a revitalized “great power” is a pose that Putin feels too comfortable with to move further, but now Medvedev has to play the role of an empowered leader, in which he hardly cuts a convincing figure.

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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

Research Professor