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The Battle To Clear The Black Sea Of Mines – Analysis

In late December, a Panama-flagged cargo ship en route to a Danube River port for grain loading, a crucial export for war-affected Ukraine, was rocked by an explosion in the Black Sea.

Ukraine's Black Sea grain export success tested by Red Sea crisis

Ukraine has achieved a notable resurgence in Black Sea grain exports, reaching pre-invasion levels, despite facing a new challenge with the Red Sea shipping crisis.

A Sober Analysis of Ukrainian Success in the Black Sea (Thord Are Iversen)

Former Royal Norwegian Navy Officer Thord Are Iversen recently visited CIMSEC's 'Sea Control' podcast to discuss the intricacies of the Ukraine/Russia battle for the Black Sea.

The Increasing Risks of Black Sea Shipping

In the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, the Black Sea has become a hotbed of turmoil, endangering ships ferrying Ukrainian grain.

Did Russia commit a war crime in leaving the Ukraine grain deal?

On July 17, Russia announced that it had withdrawn from the Black Sea Grain Initiative (“the Initiative”), a deal brokered in 2022 by the United Nations (UN) and Turkey that allowed Ukraine to safely..

NATO Convoys Can Protect Ukraine’s Grain Harvest From Putin

In addition to ending Russian participation in the grain deal — which was brokered with the aid of the United Nations and Turkey — Putin said he may begin attacking grain ships still plying the..

Why the Black Sea Grain Initiative must be restored

Recently, Russia announced that it would suspend its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the landmark diplomatic deal brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye that allowed for the..

A New Strategy for the Black Sea

Since the war began in 2022, Ukraine has fitfully exported its grain to the world market, with Russia often interrupting, or threatening to interrupt, this flow. Foreign policy experts Bradford..

Bridge Watch: Black Sea Grain Initiative Expiry

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been critical to ensuring that countries in Africa and Asia don’t run out of food. In this week’s blog CEO Dryad Global Corey Ranslem brings us up to speed on what..