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North Central College political science professor interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

By Kelly Murphy

Jul 26, 2023

William Muck provided analysis on Russia halting landmark deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain

Earlier this month, Russia halted a breakthrough wartime deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices have pushed more people into poverty.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would suspend the Black Sea Grain Initiative until its demands to get its own food and fertilizer to the world are met. While Russia has complained that restrictions on shipping and insurance have hampered its agricultural exports, it has shipped record amounts of wheat.

William Muck, professor and chair of the Political Science Department, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago reporter Tia Ewing, where he discussed the impact of this decision.

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.