Moscow's balancing act between Washington and Baghdad [has] failed, and its balancing act between Washington and Tehran is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. … [A] reluctance to establish clear priorities among competing interests threatens to undermine both its relations with the United States and its influence in a region of continuing strategic importance to Russia.
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Research Article| October 01 2003
Losing Balance: Russian Foreign Policy toward Iraq and Iran
Current History (2003) 102 (666): 341–345.
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Mark N. Katz; Losing Balance: Russian Foreign Policy toward Iraq and Iran. Current History 1 October 2003; 102 (666): 341–345. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.666.341
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