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Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev is a Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics.

Russia

Russia is at a dead-end in Syria

Russia is struggling and failing to find a way out of the Syrian quagmire.

GCC

Russia and the GCC crisis

Russia's energy interests determine its position on the GCC crisis.

Kurds

Iraqi Kurdistan: Playing the independence game

Why does Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani seem so eager to severe ties with Baghdad?