Next Trendlines: What’s the impact of Ukraine crisis on Middle East?

A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol in the Crimean Peninsula on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag. Photo by Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images

A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol in the Crimean Peninsula on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag. Photo by Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images

Rapid developments in Ukraine, including protests that pushed out Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s subsequent moves in the Crimea, have drawn international attention to the region. And, some fear, suctioned any chances of making headway in other pressing matters such as Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

We’ll explore the possible impacts of the Ukrainian crisis on the Middle East in the next Trendlines, a joint production of the PBS NewsHour and Al-Monitor, a website of reporting and analysis from the Middle East.

NewsHour chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner moderates a panel discussion with Al-Monitor Israel Pulse columnist Ben Caspit in Tel Aviv; Al-Monitor contributor and Tehran University professor Nasser Hadian in Tehran; Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution; and former Ambassador Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Their discussion will be streamed here and on Al-Monitor.com at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday:

Watch last month’s Trendlines special about “Syria after Geneva 2”.

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