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Russia’s New Great Game in Oil-Rich States


Employing strategies redolent of a new Great Game, Russia has stepped up its diplomatic and trade activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Russia’s New Great Game in Oil-Rich States Employing strategies redolent of a new Great Game, Russia has stepped up its diplomatic and trade activities in the Middle East and North Africa in a bid to enhance its geopolitical clout and gain access to, and at least partial control over, the region’s oil and gas reserves. Among the former global superpower’s tactics is linking arms deals and debt-forgiveness to energy deals. The strategy has been most apparent in former client

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