Russian Foreign Policy towards the Middle East under the Leadership of Vladimir Putin


  • Dr. Rabia Akhtar Assistant Professor Political Science, Higher Education Department Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Atif Assistant Professor, School of Integrated Social Sciences, The University of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ikhlaq M. Phil Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Geoscience Wuhan, China



Iraq, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey


This qualitative study investigates that within the Middle Eastern context, the political leadership of Russia has demonstrated a commitment to a particular set of ideological principles. Subsequent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and notably during the tenure of Vladimir Putin as President, Russia's foreign policy principles underwent a significant shift, moving away from ideology and adopting a more practical approach that prioritized safeguarding Russian national interests in the Middle East's geopolitical landscape. This shift was particularly evident in Russia's dealings with Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Russia's foreign policy endeavors to advance its national interests through the establishment of novel relationships, competition and cooperation with other nations, reassertion of influence in regional energy and economic matters, and safeguarding of alliances, and that the relationship was mutually beneficial for both parties.





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Akhtar, R., Atif, M., & Ikhlaq, M. (2022). Russian Foreign Policy towards the Middle East under the Leadership of Vladimir Putin. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(3), 783–793.