Russia’s Militarization of The Black Sea Region: Implications for the US and NATO
For many years, Russia’s strategic worldview has placed considerable importance on militarizing the Black Sea Region (BSR). Russia’s occupation of Crimea and full-scale invasion of Ukraine have only exacerbated this threat. Russia’s ongoing activity in the BSR has serious implications for the United States, NATO, and European security. In response, the West must develop a comprehensive strategy for securing the long-term future of the BSR.
What should be included in the future strategic approach of the United States and NATO to the Black Sea Region?
Ben Hodges, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First
Steven Horrell, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Defense and Security, Center for European Policy Analysis
Ivanna Kuz, Program Assistant, Transatlantic Defense and Security, Center for European Policy Analysis
Natia Seskuria, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute