Experts Gather to Discuss the Far-Reaching Geopolitical Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Joint panel discussion brings together experts from Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, Rabdan Academy, and Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research
5 Oct 2023
Abu Dhabi – 05 October 2023: The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), a globally recognised diplomatic centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi, joined forces with Rabdan Academy and the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), to host a panel discussion titled "Black, White & Grey: Changing Geopolitics after the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”. This dynamic discussion provided a platform for an in-depth exploration of the diverse perspectives on this major geopolitical event.
The discussion was moderated by Dr. Nino Kemoklidze, Associate Professor, Defense and Security Program at Rabdan Academy, and featured a group of leading experts, including Dr. N. Janardhan, Research and Analysis Director at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy; Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Research Fellow at Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy; Abdulrahman Al Haddadi, Deputy Director, Strategic Studies and Research at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research; Dr. Nils Arne Norlander, Assistant Professor, Defense and Security Program at Rabdan Academy; and Dr. Arsene Saparov, Assistant Professor, Homeland Security Program at Rabdan Academy.
The panel discussion examined how the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had far-reaching implications for global affairs and regional dynamics. Experts discussed how the conflict has affected international alliances, regional stability, the global balance of power, and the evolving roles of major world players.
In his opening speech, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director General of AGDA, emphasised the importance of convening experts and thought leaders from various domains to comprehensively understand the multifaceted dimensions of the conflict. He also underscored the significance of open dialogue, critical analysis, and intellectual exchange as indispensable tools for grasping and effectively responding to the evolving dynamics of global geopolitics following the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“Our collaboration with Rabdan and the ECSSR emphasises dialogue on pivotal global events. Given the significant influence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on global dynamics, we strive to provide attendees with a comprehensive insight into its complexities. This reflects AGDA's dedication to cultivating an informed community and deepening our understanding of international relations and diplomacy”, he noted.
The panel discussion engaged in a comprehensive examination of the varied viewpoints, strategies, and stances adopted by different nations towards the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and scrutinised the extensive and far-reaching geopolitical consequences of this ongoing conflict on global affairs and its specific implications for regional dynamics.
H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, concluded the event by underlining the importance of such dialogues in shaping our understanding of complex global issues and fostering collaboration among academic and diplomatic communities. He stated: “The partnership between AGDA, Rabdan Academy, and ECSSR exemplifies our collective commitment to fostering informed discourse on international issues, promoting diplomacy, and advancing research. This panel discussion not only enriched our understanding of the Russia-Ukraine conflict but also underscored the UAE's dedication to facilitating constructive conversations that influence global perspectives and policies”.
The panel discussion provided an invaluable platform for participants to engage in a spirited exchange of ideas. It was a testament to the power of informed discourse in unravelling the complexities of our ever-evolving global landscape and shaping the way nations and individuals navigate the geopolitical challenges of our time.
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