Author profile: Spyridon N. Litsas

Spyridon N. Litsas is Professor of International Relations at the University of Macedonia and Visiting Professor at the Supreme Joint College of War of the Hellenic Armed Forces. His latest book is U.S. Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Power Politics and Ideology Under the Sun (2020). Follow him on Twitter at @Spyros_Litsas.

Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East under Putin: Can Bears Walk in the Desert?

Spyridon N. Litsas • Nov 23 2018 • Articles

Putin saw volatility in the Middle East as an opportunity to expand Russian influence whilst keeping the gaze of the West away from regions with greater strategic importance to Russia.

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