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New Middle East (for real): Saudis roll out red carpet for Putin’s first visit since 2007

New Middle East (for real): Saudis roll out red carpet for Putin’s first visit since 2007 President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow’s growing Middle East clout on Monday by visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military gains in Syria, strong ties with Riyadh’s regional rivals and energy cooperation. Moscow accrued power in the Middle East in 2015 by sending troops to Syria, where it and Iran have been key backers of President Bashar…

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