The Black Sea region is at risk of becoming an anarchic environment where insecurity reigns amid Russian domination, argue Professor Mark Galeotti, Dr. Alexander Lanoszka and James Rogers.
In this Policy Paper for the Council on Geostrategy, the authors assess the challenging security environment in the Black Sea region, specifically in regards to Ukraine and Georgia. They argue that Britain is well-placed to provide assistance and help bolster the deterrence capabilities of both nations.
Enhancing the resilience of Black Sea partners and realigning and reframing the region from a geopolitical standpoint make sound strategic sense. This will help the UK to extend a ‘network of liberty’, to use the words of Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, in Southeastern Europe. This is a fascinating study and one that I recommend should be read widely.Alicia Kearns MP