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Russia Bombs Ukraine, and the Whole Middle East Feels the Blast

From the UAE, where Russian oligarchs stash their cash, to Moscow’s client Syria, and from Turkey to Israel and Iran, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is convulsing the Middle East. Ambivalence won't be an option for long

Hussein Ibish
Hussein Ibish
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Hussein Ibish

Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses conundrums for almost every country in the Middle East. None stand to gain from Vladimir Putin's wanton aggression in Europe. The Gulf Arab countries, which have expressed a telling range of disparate responses, are each trying to navigate a delicate and challenging diplomatic problem.

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