Source: Arab Center Washington DC
Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani
The Russian war on Ukraine will have significant impacts on countries in the Middle East, ranging from strategic realignments to energy security and food supplies. For Egypt, the war is expected to have a major impact on its economy and foreign policy. As the world’s largest importer of wheat with a significant reliance on Russian and Ukrainian supplies, Egypt is bracing for a major food crisis in the coming months. Its good relationship with Russia puts it at odds with its western allies, particularly the United States and the European Union, which provide significant military, economic, security, and political support to Cairo. The ongoing Russian–Ukrainian crisis allows little room for Egypt to maneuver between the conflicting parties.
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