Challenges to Black Sea Governance. Regional Disputes, Global consequences?

Romanian Journal of International Law, Vol 26, December 2021, pp. 35-61.

The Black Sea is a strategic crossroad between Europe, Middle East and Asia, but it is also an area dense with frozen and “defrost” conflicts. In recent years, the coastal states have faced numerous difficulties involving sovereignty, annexation, exploitation of resources and armed conflicts. The states are also members of different organisations and positioning towards the European Union and NATO has not been constant, especially with the added pressure of the current global situation.