Russia and the Middle East : viewpoints, policies, strategies / edited by Fyodor Lukyanov.

Minneapolis, MN : East View Press, 2019.
xviii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
First edition.

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Islam and politics.
Terrorism -- Middle East -- Prevention.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation).
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Middle East.
Russia (Federation).
This collection of articles and essays centers around Vladimir Putin's Middle East foreign policy since 2001. Many of these pieces are written by officials who played a direct part in crafting Russian policy in this region: from Yevgeny Primakov, the first prime minister of the Putin era; to longtime Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, UN adviser Vladimir Orlov, and Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. This collection also features independent research articles from reputable scholars. The content is divided into three thematic parts: (1) regional issues, including Islamist movements and natural resources; (2) military concerns, including strategies to combat terrorism; and (3)politics and governance, including reflections on the Arab Spring and the Middle East's role in a future world order.
Strategy : regional problems in global perspective
Decades of international insecurity
The United Nations : challenges of our time / Yevgeny Primakov
The fundamental conflict / Yevgeny Primakov
The modern era and the crisis of the 1970s / Aleksandr Dynkin and Vladimir Pantin
The glass menagerie of non-proliferation / Vladimir Orlov
Islam and Islamist movements
Landmarks on the road to Jihad / Aleksei Malashenko
The modernization of Islam : how plausible is it? / Rafael Khakimov
Islam as we see it / Aleksei Malashenko
The Islamic state : alternative statehood? / Vasily Kuznetsov
Energy and natural resources
Oil prices : action strategy needed / Andrei Baklanov
Old goals, new tasks / Aleksandr Novak
Water and peace / Anastasia Likhachova
Tactics and interactions : falling into the same traps
Countering terrorism
Learning to fight international terrorism / Anatoly Adamishin
A no-compromise war / Yevgeny Satanovsky
Demography and terrorist threats / Anatoly Vishnevsky
A la guerre comme a la guerre (military analysis)
Warfare against the rules / Aleksandr Golts
Winning a war without losing the peace / Aleksei Arbatov
A proving ground for the future / Ruslan Pukhov
The limits of capabilities / Prokhor Tebin
The Middle East as a factor of world order (and disorder)
The Arab Spring : democracy and revolution
Revolutions and democracy in the Islamic world / Yevgeny Satanovsky
A different democracy / Veronika Kostenko, Eduard Ponarin and Pavel Kuzmichov
Listening to the music of revolution? / Aleksandr Aksenyonok and Irina Zvyagelskaya
Prospects for stability in the region
Democracy, international governance, and the future world order / Sergei Lavrov
The Middle East : à la Versailles or à la Westphalia? / Pyotr Stegny
Between crisis and catastrophe / Yevgeny Satanovsky
Harass and hold out / Andrej Krickovic and Yuval Weber
Emerging geopolitical balances by the waters of Babylon / Dmitry Yefremenko
Russia : the power broker in the Middle East? / Andrei Kortunov
Will US pullout from Syria increase risk of conflict with Russia? / Fyodor Lukyanov.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Lukyanov, Fyodor, 1967- editor.