Monthly Archives: April 2020

BLACK SEA POLICY OF UKRAINE
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BLACK SEA POLICY OF UKRAINE

For the last few years, the Black Sea region has become a top priority of the Ukrainian foreign policy. However, due to the years of ignorance and absence of a strategic vision, Ukraine has not used all opportunities, while many projects, such as BLACKSEAFOR, cannot be used anymore due to the Russian aggression. In this…

BLACK SEA INSECURITIES AND ANKARA’S DILEMMAS
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BLACK SEA INSECURITIES AND ANKARA’S DILEMMAS

The perseverance of transactionalism in the global arena has deep implications for the security governance of the Black Sea region. In particular, for Turkey, the linkage between the Syria crisis with the Black Sea region due to Russia’s increasing presence in the Middle East has augmented its sense of insecurity. This paper thus attempts to…

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ENERGY CRACKS OF THE BLACK SEA SECURITY

The energy picture of the Black Sea region is being changed with new energy infrastructure and ongoing attempts of the Russian Federation to enhance its energy influence on other countries. The article focuses on analysing these transformations, their consequences, the current energy problems, and possible threats produced by Russia using energy facilities for military purposes….

THE BLACK SEA AREA IN JAPAN’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC HORIZONS
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THE BLACK SEA AREA IN JAPAN’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC HORIZONS

This article deals with Japan’s relations with the Black Sea region. They are examined through evolution of Japan’s foreign policy, including relations with post-Soviet countries. Introduction of the value-oriented diplomacy and the concept of “active pacifism” contributed greatly to Japan’s further involvement with the region. It is believed that strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and…

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NAVAL WARFARE SCENARIOS FOR 2020

Russian activities during the last few years aimed to control and limit navigation in the Black Sea as well as the Kerch incident of 2018 provide researchers with substantial data to predict possible developments for 2020. In this article, the author analyses the worst-case scenario and proposes a set of preventive actions. In 2020, obstacles…

US ROLE IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
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US ROLE IN THE BLACK SEA REGION

The US remains the only true superpower with a global reach. In reaching out to the Black Sea, the US has a variety of tools and levers: diplomatic, political, economic, and military. It acts here unilaterally and also as a team member. Does the Black Sea area belong to the list of priorities for the…

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