The Greater Middle Eastern Region is composed of the Levant, the Arab Gulf Region, North Africa, and Central Asia. It represents a geopolitical region and cultural civilization that is at the heart of global affairs. Its geostrategic location made it vulnerable throughout history to political, security, economic, and cultural developments. The region is heavily influenced by the current war in Ukraine, and the aim of this article is to explore its consequences in terms of political implications, security, economic and energy considerations, and socio-cultural impact, with a special attention to the gendered impacts of the war on the region.

Author Biography

Dr. Muhamad Olimat is a Professor of International Relations and Middle East politics at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. His areas of expertise are Middle East Studies, US foreign policy toward the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Sino-Greater Middle East relations. He is the author of five books, several book chapters, and articles on contemporary Middle East politics, the political economy of the Middle East, political development of the Middle East, and Sino-Middle Eastern and Sino-Central Asian relations.