Amna Naveed analyzes the undeniable link between food insecurity and political instability in a state. While considered a non-traditional security threat, food insecurity directly influences the state military’s retention power, financial spending, and the psychological well-being of the soldiers. By considering the case of Africa’s food crisis, she reveals the impact of capitalism, colonialism, and war on the people of the continent. She emphasizes that if left unchecked, food insecurity can act as one of the factors responsible for protests, insurgencies, civil wars, and revolutions.
Amna Naveed is an international relations graduate from National Defence University, Islamabad. She is currently pursuing her master's in peace and conflict studies at the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST, Islamabad. As a student having an interdisciplinary academic foundation, she is profoundly interested in critically examining and contributing to meaningful insights and informed discussions surrounding the ever-changing world dynamics.