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Russia, US Still Competing for Influence in Middle East

Escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia have revived memories of an era many thought was long gone, when Washington and Moscow competed for influence in the Middle East during the Cold War. These days, there are still competing interests, analysts say, but not enough to fuel a renewed Cold War front. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the Russian footprint remains. “The most interesting case is Egypt where Russia has stepped in with prospects of arms sale when the U.S....

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