Samuel Ramani

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Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His research specializes in Russia’s relationship with the Middle East. He can be followed on Twitter: @samramani2.

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Russia's Strategic Balancing Act in Yemen

Russia’s policy of strategic nonalignment in Yemen can be explained by Moscow’s interests in the Gulf of Aden, soft power promotion aspirations in the Middle East, and desire to balance the conflicting interests of its regional partners.