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The threat from Russia's fleet of 'ghost tankers'

The European Council is currently debating the proposal for a new maritime security strategy. The proposed strategy reflects the EU's changing threat environment such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine..

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..

War on the Black Sea Enters its Second Year

When Russia invaded Ukraine early on February 24, 2022, many predicted a short conflict. Russia drove on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv from Belarus, while other forces took over the Donbas region..

Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine just over a year ago, most of the fighting has been on land. However, there has also been a less visible – but nonetheless crucial – maritime dimension to the war..

Beyond Russia’s war against Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine will be long, brutal, devastating and exhausting. It offers little prospect of a return to lasting peace.

Shipping industry call for help to evacuate 300+ seafarers trapped in Ukraine ports

As we approach one year since the start of the war in Ukraine, the co-signatories of this letter write to you to highlight the 331 seafarers still trapped on vessels in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

Experts react: How a year of war in Europe remade NATO, and what comes next

What is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for? What should it do, and how? Will the Europeans spend more on defense? Will the United States stay committed? These were the questions bedeviling..

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..