Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused plenty of analysts to worry about the future of global financial and energy markets, but there is a major consequence being overlooked. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of food and agricultural products, and if these products are disrupted then there could be significant unrest in the MENA region. The MENA region will also have to deal with the energy, security, and financial consequences of taking sides in what is sure to be a protracted conflict between Russia and the West. The ongoing military Russian onslaught on Ukraine is reverberating across commodity markets. At present, Western media is mainly focusing on the direct effects of the military invasion and resultant sanctions on European and U.S. commodity markets. Crude […]