Due to the globalization of resources as governed by trade, countries' dynamics are highly entangled and interconnected. Many countries actually rely on imports to meet their local demand for food, thus ensuring national food security. However, this is just one side of the same coin: when a crisis occurs in one part of the globe, its effects are spread worldwide due to commercial relationships. This also determines countries' vulnerabilities to induced shocks: the more a country relies on imported resources, the more its vulnerability to induced shocks. However, not all crises are the same, nor all countries respond in the same way: here's what to know.