This paper provides an overview of Russia’s broad strategy; its capabilities within the contours of Russian-Turkish relationship.
Over the last decade, Russia has emerged as a significant power broker and military actor in the Middle East. Russia’s involvement in Syria has given its relations with neighbouring countries a new momentum. This increase in Russian activity gives rise to a series of questions on the assertive Russian policy in the region. Moscow was wholly engaged in great-power competition for influence in the contested region, where all major powers had interests and sought to project power and influence. This paper provides an overview of Russia’s broad strategy; its capabilities within the contours of Russian-Turkish relationship.Download the Policy Outlook