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Middle East and North Africa: Implications of 2022 Russia-Ukraine War [June 15, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The 117th Congress is examining the global implications of Russia's February 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing war while considering Ukraine-related legislation and FY2023 authorization and appropriations proposals, and conducting oversight of Biden Administration policies. This report provides information and analysis on the effects that Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing war are having on the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region of continuing strategic and foreign policy salience to Congress and to U.S. strategic interests. Russia's war against Ukraine has both direct and indirect effects on the countries of the MENA region, imposing costs on the region's populations and posing dilemmas for its leaders. The Russia-Ukraine war and its side effects amplify the risk of instability in the MENA region and introduce new complexities to some regional relationships. The most practical and immediate implications may come as a result of fiscal, societal, and humanitarian effects in the MENA region, particularly through energy and food commodity market changes."

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CRS Report for Congress, R47160
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2022-06-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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