Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 October 2017 Oil, Iraq and the Kurds Russia signs next oil contracts with Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq, at the same time maintaining excellent relations with Baghdad. Just after the beginning of Iraqi military operation against the Kurds,...
Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 October 2017 Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma Russia’s position towards the independence aspirations of Iraqi Kurds shows the weakness of the Kremlin’s Middle East policy. It is another problem where the Russians try to take double...
A Cold War in Afghanistan

A Cold War in Afghanistan

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 April 2017 A Cold War in Afghanistan In recent weeks, tension between Russia and the USA in yet another point of conflict in the Middle East has mounted. It is increasingly clear that Afghanistan is becoming one more area of struggle between...