Moscow's use of its regional involvement as leverage amid Western Scrutiny

Russia has long aspired to regain its lost power since the fall of the Soviet Union and reinstate its position as a major player in Middle Eastern affairs.

The policy of the Obama Administration, which was reluctant to put boots on the ground, while aiming at leading regional forces from behind, provided Moscow with a much-desired vacuum that allowed it to sweep in and become a major regional decision maker.

Guests Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities, and Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief – Russian Today. Analyst Amir Oren.

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.

The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.

  • First broadcast: March 3, 2017, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 219
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish