The Black Sea - the Geopolitical Springboard of the Region

  • Ekaterina Zakaradze Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia
  • Khatuna Muradishvili Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia
Keywords: Black Sea, geopolitics, security, transit hub

Abstract

Security and stability are essential for stable development, successful integration into global political and economic systems, and sustainable economic growth in the Black Sea region and Black Sea countries, including Georgia. During the Cold War, the Black Sea was "divided" into the Republic of Turkey (as a member of NATO) on one hand, and the countries of the former Soviet Union on the other. After the end of the Cold War, the strategic balance in the Black Sea region has undoubtedly changed - the role and geopolitical-economic importance of the Black Sea has noticeably increased. The Black Sea coastal states, including Georgia and Ukraine, have been given a new geopolitical role, new opportunities and new challenges.

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Published
2022-09-20
How to Cite
Zakaradze, E., & Muradishvili, K. (2022). The Black Sea - the Geopolitical Springboard of the Region. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 9, 303. Retrieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/15834
Section
ESI Preprints