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Closure of the Black Sea in August, 2021

07 September 2021
The Monitoring Group of the Institute of Black Sea Strategic Studies, BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs reports about closure of the various areas of the Black Sea in August, 2021.
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Threats to the National Maritime Security of Ukraine, Arising From Some Agreements and Formats of Cooperation With the Participation of the Russian Federation

26 August 2021
The article provides a selective legal analysis of some international agreements and existing formats of cooperation that have been used, are being used or may be used in the future by the Russian Federation (RF) in order to harm the national interest of Ukraine at sea.

Militarization of the Black Sea

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The Occupation of Crimea and the Situation in the Black Sea Region as Viewed by Western Think Tanks

26 August 2021
Western think tanks and individual experts began to return to the already forgotten research on Russia. Understandably, former military members and diplomats with experience in the region began to play a rather active role. American think tanks and experts are leaders among those who systematically monitor the situation in the Black Sea region and conduct relevant research. They are followed by some margin by British and German centres and analysts.