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Events are moving fast in the Middle East. The hoped-for rapprochement between Russia and the U.S. that could bring an end to the war in Syria appears to have collapsed. Growing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia could spark a war at any moment. But the most explosive issue for this region of minorities is the prospect of independence for Iraqi Kurdistan.
Dr. Samir Nassif
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Russian weapons business is facing a critical juncture. Once coequal with the
United States as the world’s biggest arms exporter, Russia must now advance
technologically or be displaced by rising competitors. The biggest threat is
posed by two countries that were traditionally Russia’s best clients – China