Black Sea Region

10 Briefs on Russia’s War in Ukraine

Russia’s war in Ukraine has undoubtedly been game-changing for Europe’s security, challenging the long-held beliefs and assumptions of many Western nations and prompting dramatic shifts in policy, for example, in Germany, Finland, and Sweden. The war’s conduct has also produced significant surprises, not least the unexpectedly poor performance of Russia’s supposedly reformed military.

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NATO, Russia, and the Security Dynamics in the Black Sea

In the last decade, the Black Sea has become a de facto arena for competing and objectively irreconcilable strategic interests, where an opportunistic Russia has unilaterally changed the security architecture and dynamics in the region via not only conventional military means, but also highly sophisticated and hybrid means that have allowed Moscow plausible deniability.

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Dmitri Teperik on security expert forum in Odessa

ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the annual expert and analyst forum entitled “Modern Wars and Old Conflicts of the Black Sea Region”, which was organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Maidan of Foreign Affairs and Institute of Strategic Black Sea Studies in Odessa on 6-7 September 2018.

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