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Published on: December 13, 2013
Nature Abhors a Vaccuum
Russia’s Return to the Middle East

U.S. fatigue and distraction in the Middle East has made ample room for Russia to step in as the new patron, power-broker and custodian of the region. Washington should think twice about welcoming this development.

Michael Weiss is the editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, an online journal that translates Russian news content into English. He’s also a columnist for NOW Lebanon and Foreign Policy.
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