Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Articles & Testimony
The fact that American rather than Russian mediation helped broker a major Middle East peace agreement is a blow to Putin’s ongoing quest for restored great-power status.
For weeks, analysts and policymakers have been discussing many issues surrounding the landmark developments in Arab-Israeli peacemaking. But one country has largely sulked—Russia. In response to last month’s White House announcement about the UAE deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a fairly cool statement that focused on Moscow’s importance in regional affairs and the continued centrality of the Palestinian issue. This reaction does not surprise...