Cascading Risks: (In)Stability in the Shadow of Ukraine

Venue (In person): Comet Meetings - Louise, Pl. Stephanie 20, 1050, Brussels; or via Zoom

11 May 2022

15:30 – 17:15 CEST


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and retaliatory sanctions against Moscow have caused a global commodities crisis.  A succession of supply, price and other economic shocks are already rippling through the international system. With a cascade of political crises – including potentially deadly ones – likely to follow, preventative and preparatory action is urgently needed. The EU and its member states should help mitigate these risks.

This roundtable will assess which countries and regions are most at risk in the medium and long term, and discuss how the EU and member states can provide economic relief to vulnerable states and prevent political crises from metastasising into conflict. The roundtable will convene in person in Brussels, and online, and will bring together experts and policy-makers working on these issues.


  • 15h00-15h30
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  • 15h30-15h45
    Welcome Remarks
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  • 15h45-16h30
    Next to Fall: How Commodity Shocks in the Wake of the Ukraine War Affect Fragile Contexts in the Medium to Long-term
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  • 16h30-17h15
    Debate with the audience
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  • 17h15-18h15
    Networking drinks on the rooftop
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In order to join in person at the venue “Comet Meetings - Louise” located at Pl. Stefanie 20, 1050 Bruxelles, please register with Lavinia Pletosu at

In order to join online via Zoom, please register via this link.

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