“Russia‘s war on Ukraine and the food security in the Middle East and North Africa”, Clément Steuer (IIR, Czech Republic) 

The Russian war on Ukraine threatens global food security, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This is a risk for the stability of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in the European neighborhood. The Czech Republic will be affected through its humanitarian involvement and economic exports in the region. However, this crisis has deeper roots, ranging from the economic marginalization of the agricultural sector in the region to climate change. In the near future, agricultural and environmental issues will have a more important place in the MENA politics. As such, they should be addressed by EU Member States as they may impact on their external trade, their humanitarian policy and possibly their security policy.

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