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Is Israel Taking Advantage of Russia as a Longtime Strategic Partner?

In February, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu met with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin. In what can only be ...
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Donald Trump’s Recognition of the Golan Heights and the United States’ Middle East Foreign Policy: Same Old?

When President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that, after 52 years, it was time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over ...
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The Geopolitical Perspective of the 2019 Israeli General Elections: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

On April 9th, 2019 the Israelis go to the ballots to vote for their next government. Despite polls suggesting a ...
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Gaming the Syrian Endgame

Why Assad will and must remain in power, and how Russia, Iran, Israel and the US can bring the civil war to ...
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The Rapprochement Between Russia & China Is A Good Thing, Not A Bad Thing

The Guardian newspaper has noted that a rift became apparent at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when discussing policies ...
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Russia’s response and the diplomatic opportunity

Following the incident that occurred in Syria on Sept. 17, Russia has decided to send S-300 missile systems to Syria ...
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      About Zach
      Zach BattatZach Battat is a foreign policy expert. Zach’s main expertise include: Russia, the geopolitics of the Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, the Levant, sectarianism, and the foreign relations of the international community towards the Middle East. Zach is currently completing his PhD in Middle Eastern & African History at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is a Junior Editor for Global Brief, a top-tier international affairs magazine with a heavy global readership. He also contributes to a variety of online news publications and think tanks around the world.

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