Once being annexed by Russia, Crimea with the rest of the Black Sea sub-region immediately broke through the front line of the global post-bipolar geopolitics. The author argues that there is an urgent need to re-estimate the traditional input of the key Black Sea actors. This initial reading suggests Russia, as well as NATO, the USA, the EU, and Turkey finding the new format of protecting their interests due to the new geopolitical challenges and changed military climate in the Black Sea basin.
Dr. Sergii Glebovis an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology at Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, where he has been teaching a course on the Black Sea security. In 2000-2001, he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter (UK) and in 2013 at Columbia University, Harriman Institute (New York City, USA). Glebov spent the academic year of 2018-2019 at the University of California, San Diego (USA) as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar with the School of Global Policy and Strategy. He published more than 60 scientific works on foreign and security policy of Ukraine, international relations in the Black Sea-Caspian region, European and EuroAtlantic security, foreign policy of Russia, NATOUkraine, and EU-Ukraine relations.