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Three decades after the Soviet Union collapsed and the US emerged as the undisputed superpower in the Middle East and North Africa, a resurgent Russia is back. Russia is stepping into the vac­uum left by the disengagement of the Obama admin and the unpredictability of
the Trump one to challenge the United States’ dominant role in the region.


Russian oilmen, arms dealers and financiers have been fanning out across the region, striking billions of dollars’ worth of deals, reviving old relationships and forging new ones from Libya to
the Persian Gulf.

At the center of it all is Putin, whose strongman image resonates with the region’s authoritarian rulers at a time when doubts are growing about Washington’s commitment to the Middle East. Russia’s 2015 military intervention in Syria
has given Putin perhaps the single biggest boost, burnishing his credentials as a decisive and effective leader who delivers what he set out to achieve: the survival of President Bashar al-Assad.

He is a master strategist for world domination

It also positioned Putin at the
nexus of the Middle East’s overlapping conflicts, leveraging Russia’s influence far beyond Syria’s borders to include all the countries with a stake in the outcome of the war — foes such as Israel and Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey.

Apart from Syria, Russia has
shown little inclination to wade into most of the region’s myriad conflicts, but Putin has welcomed anyone who wants to visit, making Moscow a must-stop destination for leaders with a problem to solve.

ME with the backing of RU and China. No joke.
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