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Second-Order Consequences in International Politics: The Ukraine War and Reverberations in the Middle East

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/08/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>CEBRI: The Brazilian Journal of International Affairs
Issue number3
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)53-69
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date3/08/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The war in Ukraine has had devastating repercussions for global politics. In this essay, I reflect on the ways in which the war impacts the Middle East, both directly and indirectly, with a specific focus on the second-order consequences for States, elites and people. I argue that the Middle East’s position within the global capitalist system and its geopolitical importance mean that it is vulnerable to dramatic changes in international politics.