Once upon a time, the Ancient Greeks referred to the Black Sea as the “Inhospitable Sea”, inspired by their navigational challenges and the hostile tribes living on its shores. The Black Sea has come a long way since then; today, its waters host vast energy deposits that are traded globally, busy shipping lanes, and countless […]
On the Editor’s Forum, program editors at NAOC continue their case-by-case examination of different areas of the globe and identify their respective security contingencies. In this instalment, the Eastern Mediterranean is the region being reviewed.
European energy security policy reached a milestone in early June when the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP, after its Turkish initials) was opened. As the name indicates, the pipeline runs east-west across Turkey (1,850 kilometres) from the Georgian to the Greek border. It will carry, in the first instance, natural gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah […]
Léo-Paul Jacob discusses the current tensions between NATO and Russia in the Black Sea, providing an overview of NATO’s operation ‘Tailored Forward Presence’.
Following an alleged Ukrainian terrorist plot in Crimea, Russia has increased its footprint on the peninsula. Neil Siviter investigates what the new Crimean fortifications entail, and how Russia’s Crimean investment has affected the Black Sea region.