The Ukraine Crisis: How Will This End?

Robert G. Rabil

Course Description

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has ended the post-Cold War era and ushered in a new era whose impressions are still unknown. The war has been described as democracy versus autocracy. But many countries have not supported the US/EU-led sanctions against Russia. United States has led the EU and NATO in providing humanitarian and military aid to Ukrainians. But Washington’s strategy to support Ukraine militarily has been unclear about its objective. Questions arise, will Russia accept defeat and withdraw from Ukraine? Will Russia use tactical nuclear weapons? Will the war spill over into Europe? Will the war further affect food shortages and higher consumer prices? Will American tension with China rise over Russia and Taiwan? So many questions remain unanswered about the duration and outcome of this war. In this special lecture, Dr. Rabil will examine the outlooks and strategies of the antagonists in this war and the resulting dynamics against which he will try to answer the aforementioned questions and contextualize the possible outcome scenarios. An optional 45-minute member-led discussion will immediately follow this zoom presentation.

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and in 2022 he won the FAU Scholar of the Year award. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-19
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-13
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award

Upcoming programs presented by Robert G. Rabil.

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One-Time F1118 Robert G. Rabil The Ukraine Crisis: How Will This End?
Friday, November 18: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm