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Russia emerging as new player in Middle East balance of power

Moscow's sale of a better defense system to the Saudis than to its "ally" Iran is consistent with the pattern of its attempts to influence outcomes in the region, writes Spengler

October 16, 2017 11:22 AM (UTC+8)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a summit in Sochi, Russia, in October 2017. Photo: Reuters / Maxim Shemetov
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a summit in Sochi, Russia, in October 2017. Photo: Reuters / Maxim Shemetov
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