Russia’s Public Diplomacy in the Middle East

  • Vladimir MorozovEmail author
  • Greg Simons
Part of the Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations book series (SID)


This chapter deals with different aspects of Russia’s public diplomacy in the Middle East. It reveals historical interactions with the Muslim world and indigenous populations of Muslims as a cultural identity and relational basis for cooperation. It also covers Russia’s interests and motivations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region seen from the perspective of Russia and others. Besides, it covers Russian public and digital diplomacy and humanitarian assistance tools.


MENA National interests Humanitarian aid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO University)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Department of Communication SciencesTuriba UniversityRigaLatvia

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