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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Alex D.
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:01Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:01Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50477
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the United States and its NATO Allies have increased their military presence and exercises in the Black Sea focused on deterring Russian aggression or coercion. Russia has also increased the number and magnitude of its exercises in the region. In some interactions in this region, Russia has acted in an unprofessional manner and has engaged in provocative conduct against U.S. and NATO military units to an extent that has placed future U.S.–Russian and NATO–Russian relations into question. This thesis analyzes how Russia's ambitious military maneuvers and the subsequent U.S.–NATO responses have resulted in a security dilemma in the Black Sea region. Russia's Black Sea Fleet buildup and modernization program will generate new economic and security concerns that the United States and NATO will confront as Russia's military capabilities expand in the region. Despite the NATO Allies' attempts to establish cooperation and open dialogue with Russia, Moscow seems unwilling to reciprocate. Until Russia engages in cooperation and open dialogue with the NATO Allies, the security dilemma will persist, and it may result in a possible flashpoint in the Black Sea region.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/usndnatonavaleng1094550477
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.titleU.S. and NATO naval engagement with Russia in the Black Sea: historical patterns and current prospectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary exercises and interactionsen_US
dc.subject.authorBlack Sea Fleeten_US
dc.subject.authorBlack Seaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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