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Russia and the Middle East: What does Putin Want?

The Syrian crisis continues to boil over despite the negotiations in Geneva and President Putin’s surprise March announcement of ‘mission accomplished.’ Putin, further, is pursuing an active foreign policy in the region as he seeks to address energy and security concerns. Professors Paul du Quenoy and Mark Katz discussed Russia’s actions in Syria and the Middle East as Putin keeps the world guessing as to his ultimate objectives.

Date & Time

Friday
May. 6, 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

The Syrian crisis continues to boil over despite the negotiations in Geneva and President Putin’s surprise March announcement of ‘mission accomplished.’ Putin, further, is pursuing an active foreign policy in the region as he seeks to address energy and security concerns. Professors Paul du Quenoy and Mark Katz discussed Russia’s actions in Syria and the Middle East as Putin keeps the world guessing as to his ultimate objectives.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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