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Black Sea Region – Continuity or geopolitical Change
Black Sea Region – Continuity or geopolitical Change

Author(s): Corneliu Ciurea
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: Blsack-Sea in Geopolitics;
Summary/Abstract: The geopolitical situation in the Black Sea Region is in a continuous state of flux. This region was rediscovered at the beginning of the XXI century when some euroatlantic practitionners started to think about it as an ideal place for the transit of oil and gas from the Cas¬pian Sea, a fertile land for the expansion of the frontiers of freedom and a good bridgehead for the containment of Russia. This region took different forms in the past, being alternatively a Soviet Union „salt-lake” counteracted by Turkey and a proving ground for the erec¬ting of the frontiers of freedom. Today, we could notice a reformating of this region by reordering it according to the principles of inter-block rivalry. In these conditions, Moldova is compelled to renew its policy of balancing among different geopolitical blocks with yet unclear contours, this taking place exactly in the moment when the geopolitical rivalries are being reignited and the Black Sea region is losing its statute of an „uninteresting” and a putatively tamed re¬gion, becoming more and more a battlefield with an unpredictable outcome.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English