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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and independent journalist. He is a consultant on policy and strategy, and has written about Russia’s foreign policy.

06 April 2019 08:03 PM

Russia and Qatar: The Middle East’s newest pragmatic friendship?

While most analyses of the expanding Russian presence in the Middle East focus on the country’s role as patron and protector to Bashar al-Assad in Syria, another relationship – between Russia and the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar – is quietly becoming the conduit for a growing slate of trade and investment ties, with significant implications for the region and beyond.