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Title:Special issue on Russian policy toward the Middle East and North Africa, including Iran and Turkey
Editor:Zoubir, Yahia H.ISNI
Periodical:Maghreb Review (ISSN 0309-457X)
Geographic terms:Algeria
Middle East
Russian Federation
Soviet Union
Subjects:foreign policy
international relations
Abstract:During the past two decades Russia, like the former Soviet Union, has continued to interest itself in developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Turkey and Iran. The region is of strategic importance to Russia, both because of its proximity to major trading routes and because of the dependence of other nations upon its energy resources. This special issue of 'The Maghreb Review' on Russia's policy towards the Middle East and North Africa includes articles on Russia's policy towards Algeria, Egypt, the Middle East and Iran. Yahia H. Zoubir provides a review of Algeria's relations with the USSR, the gradual eclipse of Russia from Algeria, and Algerian-Russian relations since the late 1990s. Robert O. Freedman deals with Russia's return to the Middle East after Yeltsin's decade of relative absence from the region (1991-2000) and discusses Russia's response to the Arab Spring of early 2011. Rami Ginat examines continuity and change in Egypt's Cold War politics, 1943-1956, offering a new reading of Soviet-Egyptian relations and in particular of the origins of the Czech-Egyptian arms transaction of 1955. The final article, by Ali Granmayeh, deals with Iranian-Russian relations. [ASC Leiden abstract]