6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Russian and US Roles in the Middle East: the View from Israel

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Israel occupies a unique position in relations with the U.S. and Russia. Israel’s traditionally close ties with the U.S. were undermined by deep differences and growing mistrust during the Obama administration. At the same time, despite profound contradictions in interests and agenda, Israel has developed close relations with Russia. Therefore, Israel serves as a valuable lens through which to view the changing engagement of Russia and America in the region. George F. Kennan Expert Yuri Teper discussed these shifts and their implications for the new U.S. administration.


  • Yuri Teper

    George F. Kennan Expert
    ISF postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem