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The impact of the war in Ukraine on connectivity in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

This webinar, hosted by the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham, in cooperation with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, will explore one of the ‘under-appreciated’ impacts of the war in Ukraine: the disruption of overland connectivity through the Northern Corridor and the potential opportunities this has created for other routes, particularly the so-called Middle Corridor.


Our speakers will also examine the short- and long-term implications of the war on the future of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Eurasian Economic Union in the South Caucasus, and what diplomatic and economic tools the UK has for engagement with the region.


Watch the full video below.

When May 23, 2023 10am-11:30am UK Time

This event will be taking place on Zoom.

Please register for this event here.


Chair: Craig Oliphant, FPC Senior Advisor

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers, International Legal Studies, University of Birmingham

Professor Giray Sadik, European Studies Research Center, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University

Iulian Groza, Executive Director of the Institute for European Policies and Reform

Dr Leila Alieva, Affiliate of Russian and East European Studies, Oxford University School for Global and Area Studies

With a short intervention from Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security and Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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