This article examines the applicability of Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) frameworks following the 2022 Russia-Ukraine War. By looking at how Sweden, France, Canada, and Mexico responded to the war in the February 2022 to January 2023 period, the paper seeks to examine whether states’ reactions were in line with their FFP commitments or whether FFP was placed on the backburner in the face of a major threat. While there has not been a common feminist response to the war in Ukraine because states have responded through different means without consistently employing their FFP principles, the article argues that a clear conceptual framework that marries Feminist Foreign Policy with conflict-related considerations is important if FFP is to survive.

Author Biography

Dr. Sara Chehab is a Senior Research Fellow at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), specializing in gender and diplomacy. In addition, she teaches courses on International Economics, Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Global Contemporary Affairs and offers executive training courses in economic diplomacy, gender studies, and women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda. Prior to this role, Dr Chehab was Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai, where she received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Dr Chehab’s research interests revolve around gender and diplomacy and women in foreign policy. She is the author of the annual Women in Diplomacy Index, a unique index that tracks the percentage share of women ambassadors in over 40 countries. Her published works include the article “Social Networks and News: The Case of Emirati Women in Dubai” and several opinion pieces in leading newspapers. Dr Chehab received her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware in the United States. Email: sara.chehab@eda.ac.ae