On October 17th, the Bilkent Center for Russian Studies hosted a conference on the Cold War in the Middle East, organized together with the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program. Prominent academics from Iraq, Israel, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States spoke over the course of the day on subjects ranging from Carlos the Jackal to the Yom Kippur War. Many of the lectures focused on the Soviet Union’s and Turkey’s roles in this crucial period of international relations.


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Program – Cold War in the Middle East – Wilson and CRS