Palestine in Russia’s Foreign Policy

Author
Michał Wojnarowicz
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Russia is strengthening its relations with both the Palestinian Authority leadership and Hamas in Gaza Strip. It is part of Russia’s consistent strategy towards the Middle East to build a network of influence among regional actors and boost its image as an attractive political partner. In developing relations with the Palestinians, Russia exploits Israel’s sensitivity to Russian activity in Syria, poor relations between Palestine and the U.S., and the deadlock in the peace process.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Grand Strategy, Hamas
Political Geography
Russia, Eurasia, Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, North America, United States of America