Ukrainian naval reform: required for survival

dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorKessler, George Albert
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrown, Mitch
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:27Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the transition of the Ukrainian Navy from the Soviet Union Black Sea Fleet (BSF) to a national navy and its need for reform to survive. The settlement of the BSF revolved around three central issues: the division of BSF assetsen_US
dc.description.abstractbasing rightsen_US
dc.description.abstractand sovereignty in the Crimea. Ukraine's navy must evolve from an obsolete Cold War force to a regional navy capable of protecting its national interests. Stability in the Black Sea region is critical to Ukraine and centers on four issues: a resurgent Russian Federationen_US
dc.description.abstractTurkish dominanceen_US
dc.description.abstractCaspian Sea oilen_US
dc.description.abstractand political and military instability. The thesis analyzes the Ukrainian Navy via a 'Top-down' method of force planning utilizing a T-matrix model. This produced three areas of required reform: establishment of military functionsen_US
dc.description.abstractallocation of resourcesen_US
dc.description.abstractdevelopment of a regional navy. The problems facing reform in Ukraine are military development, domestic political will, and economic issues. These problems make reform difficult. For Ukraine to survive, it must implement reform through a combination of governmental action and continued reliance on outside assistance through North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Partnership for Peace and the United States.en_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ukraininavalrefo1094510953
dc.format.extentxx, 94 p.en_US
dc.format.extent28 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/10953
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorPartnership for Peaceen_US
dc.subject.authorUkraineen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorCaspian Seaen_US
dc.subject.authorBlack Sea Fleeten_US
dc.subject.authorSevastopolen_US
dc.subject.authorCrimeaen_US
dc.subject.authorNavyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical science.en_US
dc.titleUkrainian naval reform: required for survivalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
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