Russian Foreign Policy and the GCC
Published on: 09/05/2016
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TRENDS Research & Advisory organised an invitation only roundtable discussion on “Russia’s Foreign Policy and the GCC” in Abu Dhabi on 8 June 2015. Over the past few years Russia has been having a stronger influence on events globally. It has further been asserting its power and influence in the Middle East and GCC regions. There has been substantial interaction between the Russian Government and the GCC states over the past months for the development of political and economic relations. At the same time, Russia’s activities in the military sphere have been contributing to instability in the region and do not fully correspond to GCC positions. The purpose of the event and this publication is to further develop our understanding of the motivations and objectives of Russia’s foreign policy for the GCC.