The War in Ukraine: Turkey’s Policy and Geopolitical Implications for NATO
The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has already triggered fears for a new world war with far-reaching geopolitical implications. The war is likely to define the European security structure in the years to come. While NATO and European allies have been united in opposition to the invasion and exacting serious costs on Russia, they have yet to deter Russian leader Putin. Individual NATO allies such as Turkey have shown strong support to Ukraine and conducted high-level diplomacy to resolve the crisis. So far, Putin appears dead set on achieving his goals regardless of the economic and military costs not to mention unprecedented political isolation. The conflict also promises to shape the relations between great powers and the global balance of power between the U.S., Russia, and China.
What are the regional and global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? How can Turkey’s policy contribute to a potential diplomatic solution? In what ways does NATO have to rethink its posture to reassure allies and support Ukraine at the same time?
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to host a panel of distinguished experts to analyze the implications of the war in Ukraine.
Luke Coffey, Director, Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Center
Kilic Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC