Episode Number
79
Michael Kofman explains why Moscow backs the Iran nuclear deal and why Iran-Russia tensions in Syria are overstated
On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti and Amberin Zaman, an Al-Monitor Podcast
Russia expert Michael Kofman explains why Moscow backs the Iran nuclear deal and why Iran-Russia tensions in Syria are overstated
00:00 / 37:21
Michael Kofman, director of the CNA Russia research program, explains how Russia approaches the Iran nuclear talks; why Moscow considers Syria a remarkable and cheap success; whether Turkey and Russia can manage differences in Ukraine and elsewhere; and why Belarus and Ukraine remain key flashpoints in US-Russia relations. 
Links:
-The Myth of Russian Decline (Foreign Affairs)
-Russia Won’t Let Ukraine Go Without a Fight (Foreign Affairs)
-Erdogan’s latest threats in Syria test limits with Biden, Putin (Al-Monitor)
-Moscow builds ties with Tripoli government before December vote (Al-Monitor)
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