The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East

The Heat

The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East

As one of the foreign military powerhouses operating in Syria, Russia has planted itself as a major player in the Middle East. Now, Russia is expanding to strengthen relations across the region from military exercises with Egypt to increased cooperation with Turkey.

For more, CCTV’s Kevin Ozebeck reports from Moscow.

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To discuss the growing role of Russia in the Middle East & North Africa:

  • Vladimir Golstein, professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University.
  • Khaled Dawoud, deputy editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly.
  • Ali Cinar, executive vice president of the Turkish Heritage Organization.

The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East Pt 1

The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East Pt 1

As one of the foreign military powerhouses operating in Syria, Russia has planted itself as a major player in the Middle East. Now, Russia is expanding to strengthen relations across the region from military exercises with Egypt to increased cooperation with Turkey. For more, CCTV's Kevin Ozebeck reports from Moscow. For tonight's panel, Vladimir Golstein, professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University; Khaled Dawoud, deputy editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly and Ali Cinar, executive vice president of the Turkish Heritage Organization discuss the growing role of Russia in the Middle East & North Africa.


The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East Pt 2

The Heat: Russia’s role in the Middle East Pt 2

For tonight's panel, Vladimir Golstein, professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University; Khaled Dawoud, deputy editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly and Ali Cinar, executive vice president of the Turkish Heritage Organization discuss the growing role of Russia in the Middle East & North Africa.