Russia’s Islamic Diplomacy
Edited by Marlene Laruelle
CAP paper no. 220, June 2019
“Islam in Russia, Russia in the Middle East” Initiative.
Russia has become an unavoidable power in the Middle East, but one knows little about its Islamic Diplomacy. Based on a conference organized at GW in 2019, these papers address the different components of Russia’s Islamic Diplomacy, and how Spiritual Boards, Muslim-majority republics such as Tatarstan and Chechnya, and pilgrims to Mecca participaye in shapting Moscow’s foreign policy for the Islamic world.
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