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Smart Take: Russia and Ukraine Renew Grain Export Deal

November 18, 20222:17

Middle East Program Chair James Jeffrey talks about Turkey’s role in the renewed grain export deal, its impact, and why Putin was willing to compromise.


James F. Jeffrey

James F. Jeffrey

Chair of the Middle East Program, Slater Family Distinguished Fellow;
Former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS
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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more