Russia’s New Middle East Chessboard

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On the sidelines of last weekend’s Munich Security Conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down to talk.  Lavrov left the meeting saying he felt “a more constructive approach” regarding US-Russia dialogue that was said to focus on strategic dialogue and arms control.  

But there is a long list of other issues plaguing the US-Russia relationship, to include Russian interference in upcoming US presidential elections.

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