Beyond its immense bloodshed and destruction, Russia’s war in Ukraine has broad sweeping consequences across the world. This episode of In Search of Monster chronicles one such aspect: agricultural commodities.
As breadbasket countries that normally supply a significant amount of grain for much of the developing world, Russia and Ukraine’s war has driven up global commodity prices and disrupted supply chains/commodity flows. University of Georgia Historian Scott Nelson, an expert in food commodities, frames the war through such a lens, focusing on the fundamental role of grain in explaining its development.
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Additionally, check out these related resources:
• How the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Is Sending Global Food Prices Soaring – QI video featuring Non-Resident Fellow Amir Handjani, April 2022.
• The Ukraine war and the looming food crisis in the Middle East – Joe Stork in Responsible Statecraft, March 30th, 2022.
• Ukraine war is causing a commodities ‘super cycle’ and likely global food crisis – QI Non-Resident Fellow Amir Handjani in Responsible Statecraft, March 16th, 2022.