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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, James H.
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:46:18Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:46:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55512
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the relationship between the United States and Russia has regained the attention of America in ways not seen since the final days of the Cold War. Romania, a nation historically embattled between the East and West, positions itself as a stalwart ally of the United States against a resurgent Russia. To understand the motivations of each actor one must be keenly aware of both the history and the culture of each side. As the United States navigates into unforeseen waters piloted by the Trump administration, a possible battle on the Black Sea appears imminent, if not in military might then certainly in ideology. This thesis explores the past interactions of Romania, the United States, and Russia through an historical perspective in order to analyze present motivations. An attempt to understand intentions behind actions may prove helpful in preventing a possible flashpoint on the Black Sea and a renewed Cold War.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/risingtidesthest1094555512
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.titleRising tides: The strategic importance of the Black Sea and Romania for U.S. Naval strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorBlack Seaen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authorRomaniaen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorAegisen_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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