Atlantic Council: How the Ukraine war has affected the MENA region’s pursuit of governance reform

2022-10-07 | Expert publications, Geopolitical analysis

By Alissa Pavia and Lorenzo Fruganti. The geopolitical transformations of the last decade, combined with knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine, are impacting Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries’ respective domestic efforts to implement socioeconomic reforms. Within the region, there appears to be no homogeneity in the reform attempts undertaken against the backdrop of these two dynamics. From a social and economic perspective, the war in Ukraine has affected MENA countries in several ways, mostly through the substantial surge in food and energy prices. The governments in the area are therefore paying close attention to the economic repercussions of this faraway armed conflict on their respective societies.


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