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Černomořská dimenze války na Ukrajině
Black Sea Dimension of Ukraine War

Author(s): Jan Eichler
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Univerzita obrany - Centrum bezpečnostních a vojenskostrategických studií
Keywords: Ukraine; Expansion; Hybrid War; Military Incidents; Security Threats and Challenges; Neorealism

Summary/Abstract: The article is based on the positions of neo-realism, namely in the works by S. Walt and J. Mearsheimer. It characterizes the key actors of the war in Ukraine, which is a result of a long-term geopolitical competition between the USA and RF in the Black Sea region. The NATO enlargement in the area is classified as a non-coercive Expansion by Invitation (articulated by the elites of the former member states of the USSR and Warsaw Pact), which has provoked growing irritation of Russian political and military elites and the following hybrid war with dramatic international consequences. Last but not least, the article analyses military incidents and resulting security threats and challenges.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 6-23
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Czech