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A View from Ukraine: The War's Implications for Turkey and the Wider MENA Region

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Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10 a.m. PDT



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UCLA Center for Middle East Development



The war in Ukraine is creating significant reverberations in the Middle East, economic as well as geopolitical. NATO member Turkey is a special case for several reasons, not least because of its close relations with both Ukraine and Russia and its fraught ties with the US and the West for the past several years.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Yevgeniya Gaber, a former Ukrainian government official and a leading expert on Turkey and the Middle East, as we explore the war’s implications for Turkey and the neighboring region. Until recently a foreign affairs advisor to Ukraine’s prime minister, and previously a diplomat representing Ukraine in Turkey, Dr. Gaber brings a unique perspective to the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian response, and the resulting dynamics in Black Sea states and the Middle East. The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A, moderated by Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.

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