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The War in Ukraine: Repercussions in the World and in the Middle East
The war in Ukraine has led to widespread condemnation and its geopolitical impact can be felt in many parts of the world. The United Nations General Assembly voted in favour of two historic resolutions confirming the failure of the Security Council to fulfil its mandate for the maintenance of international peace and security. Looming in the background are threats of use of weapons of mass destruction that could have devastating consequences for Ukraine and beyond.
Regarding the Middle East, we are witnessing mediation attempts by the Israeli Prime Minister and Turkey, a possible delay in reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal, reluctance by some Arab countries to align on Western positions and sanctions due to their relationship, including arms imports, with Russia, as well as impact on oil and gas markets and food security.
Marc Finaud, (France/Switzerland), Head of Arms Proliferation, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad, (Iran/Germany), Associate Fellow, American University of Beirut