Militarization of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean theatres. A new challenge to NATO
The paper aims to improve and reinforce the awareness of the target audience that there are no separate fronts for NATO, such as East vs South, but only one single common front for the Alliance.
For example, the area of the Black Sea should not be considered as a minor theatre of operations, but as a region whose political and military developments can have not only a local impact, but consequences of strategic importance - for example - also for the whole Mediterranean region.
Thus, threats to NATO countries should be considered with a holistic approach and synergies between all NATO members, especially Eastern and Southern ones, should be incremented. This would allow the development of common solutions aimed at avoiding strategic imbalances, which in turn could be leveraged by malicious subjects with a “divide et impera” approach.
Made by Ce.S.I. in collaboration with the New Strategy Center