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Crimea’s past, and its postwar future

In “The Grand Chessboard” (1997), the political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski was among the first to predict that the Crimean Peninsula would be an important factor for instability in the territories..

Missile hit Turkish-owned ship in Ukraine's Kherson port

 A Turkish-owned general cargo ship was struck by a missile in the port of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, sparking a fire, according to video footage from the scene and shipping sources.

Sudden Surge In Russian Navy Ships And Submarines In Black Sea

This morning Russian Navy ships and submarines left their base at Novorossiysk, in the Black Sea, en-masse. This is highly unusual and may indicate ongoing operations.   Sources seen by Naval News..

Reconstructing the postwar Black Sea region

The importance of the Black Sea region was made obvious by the invasion of Ukraine, and the area will likely play an important role in postwar reconstruction.

Amid Ukraine War, Russia’s Northern Sea Route Turns East

With the exit of European partners and buyers, Russia is looking to China and India to get its Arctic energy projects off the ground. 

Ukraine grain deal unlikely to include new ports in near term

United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said it was unlikely the Black Sea grain deal would be expanded in the near term to include more Ukrainian ports or reduce inspection times.

‘Dark activities’ of Russian-linked oil tankers have doubled

Maritime intelligence firm points to rise in tankers switching off trackers for sanctions-busting transfers.

U.N. Secretary General says Black Sea grain deal extended

A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by facilitating Ukraine's agricultural exports from its southern Black Sea ports was extended for 120 days on Thursday.

EU naval patrols could protect subsea cables under Irish seas

Pooled navy patrols, operating under an EU mission, could provide the “appropriate response” in protecting the subsea cable infrastructure passing through Irish-controlled waters, a maritime expert..

Europe's militaries have been working together for years to keep an eye on what Russia is up to at sea

At the end of September, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines connecting Russia to Germany were damaged in an apparent act of sabotage, with some officials blaming Russia.