The American strategy towards the Black Sea region – present and prospects Cover Image

Американската стратегия спрямо региона на Черноморието – настояще и перспективи
The American strategy towards the Black Sea region – present and prospects

Author(s): Voyn Konstantinov Bozhinov
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Висше училище по сигурност и икономика (ВУСИ)
Keywords: Biden; Black Sea; Bulgaria; China; Erdogan; Georgia; Romania; Putin; Russia; Turkey; Ukraine; USA
Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt to analyze the American policy in the Black Sea region in relation to the events in Ukraine that occurred in this country after 2014, and especially after the start of the military conflict in the former Soviet republic, inspired by the intervention of the United States in the internal affairs of official Kyiv. A brief review of the naval potential of the Black Sea states is made to outline the balance of power in the Black Sea. Attention was also paid to the Montreux Convention, as well as to Turkey's intention to build the so-called „Istanbul Canal“. Based on these and other circumstances, an analysis of American policy in the region has been synthesized - the countries that move in parallel with it are listed, the methods of its implementation are indicated, some predictions are made about the result of state dominance in countries such as Bulgaria, Georgia and Romania etc. The measures taken by Russia and Turkey to maintain their influence in the Black Sea are also summarized in a concise but clear form.