Russian Military Forum: Russia in the Middle East
Please join us for a discussion on Russia’s rising influence in the Middle East. After being virtually shut out of the region for many years, Russia has lately increased its influence by capitalizing on recent developments, such as the Arab Spring, the Syrian crisis and the Iran nuclear accord. This has allowed Russia to enhance relations and expand military-to-military ties with various states in the region. But Russia’s objectives and strategy for the region remain unclear. Long-time Russia experts Michael Kofman and Stephen Blank will explore these developments in greater detail, including their implications for the region, and for the U.S. more generally.
Public Policy Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council
Ira Weiner Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
This event is made possible by support to the CSIS Russia and Eurasia program from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.