Abstract: The expansion of Russia’s Black Sea security presence over the last decade and the modernization of its armed forces are part of a long-term strategy by Moscow to assert control across the region. The Russian foreign policy strategic direction is struggling to internalize new conflict configurations and the dynamics of confrontation with the West in this vast and complex area. Today the main results of the Russian revisionist policy and main consequences of its irreconcilable strategic interests on the Black Sea are evident. The Russian full-scale war against Ukraine has a significant impact on the concerns about increasing risks for the Black Sea security in the broadest sense, including military challenges, secure trade and travel, as well as agricultural exports to the global market. According to the new 2022 Russian Naval Doctrine, the Black Sea is an important zone for Russia’s maritime security. In these new, dramatic conditions a lot depends on how long the war will last, on the efficiency of the Ukrainian resistance and on the future of security cooperation based on the new western strategy for the Black Sea region as opposed to the strategic objectives of Russia’s maritime ambitions.

The Centre for the Study of the European Union’s External Relations and Global Order (EUXGLOB Centre) works within the framework of the Faculty of European Studies. Its main objective is to manage the organisation of the EUXGLOB annual international conference.


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