Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2014

The Ukraine Crisis and the Middle East

James F. Jeffrey

March 2014

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


The Ukraine situation will affect Washington's Middle Eastern priorities, but not to such a degree that it will stymie a strong U.S. response to Russian actions, since America has the power to act in the region without Moscow if necessary. Ukraine could well make it necessary.