Russian soliders parade before Syrian troops at an airbase in Latakia province

Russia and the Gulf – strange affinities

  • Russia and the Gulf Arab states share interests as energy producers
  • U.S. disengagement spurs search for ad hoc alliances
  • Even in Syria, Riyadh and Moscow would prefer settlement to confrontation

Relations between the Arab states of the Persian Gulf and Russia hinge on two combustible issues: energy and Syria. Since the June 2015 meeting in St. Petersburg between President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, however, there has been a certain convergence.

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 Bernard Siman
Russia has made a series of encroachments in what used to be a solid American sphere of influence
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  • Russia and the Gulf Arab states share interests as energy producers
  • U.S. disengagement spurs search for ad hoc alliances
  • Even in Syria, Riyadh and Moscow would prefer settlement to confrontation
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