Il cibo come strumento di pressione geopolitica: il caso russo-ucraino

  • Alfonso Giordano Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Telematica-Roma, Italia
  • Flavia Lucenti Università degli Studi di Roma 3, Italia
Keywords: food geopolitics, food security studies, Russian Federation, Ukraine, right to food


The article aims at questioning if food can be used as a geopolitical tool, specifically with regard to those policies implemented by the Russian government against Ukraine. The authors intend to show the existence in the Russian geopolitical tradition of a persistent factor, that is using food to pursuit national interests, as revealed during the study of the Soviet Union’s and the Russian Federation’s political history. Furthermore, the analysis enlightens how other international actors occur and influence the production, consumption and protection of the right to food, resulting in severe consequences on the international food supply governance. To this end, the ultimate goal of the authors is to shed a light on food security and how it represents a violated right internationally, due to the adoption of restrictive economic policies, which limit the access to the feeding of involved populations. Thus, despite the existence of international agencies and organizations whose mission is population food security, this is still difficult to achieve, especially in the poorest regions of the world.