Eurasia Center Senior Fellow Diane Francis explains in the Financial Post about how Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin intend to take advantage of recent events in the Middle East and will attempt to insert themselves as a major geopolitical player in the region.
The Kremlin intends to fill the power vacuum in the Middle East created by the US, and, along the way, keep oil prices higher.”
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
Amid the outpourings of anger and grief over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran, the disaster also raises troubling questions about aviation security and the apparent failure to learn from past tragedies of this nature such as the 2014 MH17 attack.
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