Black Sea Security: International Cooperation and Counter-trafficking in the Black Sea Region

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Fiona Houston, W. Duncan Wood, Derek M. Robinson
IOS Press, 2010 - Political Science - 137 pages
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"The Black Sea is a vital strategic crossroads between Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Comprising at least ten countries, with diverse religious, cultural, political and economic backgrounds, the region was shaped historically by centuries of conflict between the Ottoman and Russian empires, and in the 20th century by the rise and dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent post-Cold War emergence of newly independent states. The region faces emerging security challenges of major international strategic interest, not least because 80% of all Russian gas destined for Europe transits through the Black Sea states. The nexus for unresolved territorial conflicts which have led to the establishment of intractable guerrilla regimes, the region is also a hotbed of illicit trafficking in counterfeit goods, drugs, weapons and radioactive material from discarded former Soviet facilities.
 

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Contents

Prospects for Black Sea Security Cooperation
3
A Tradition of Conflict Resolution
9
New Challenges and New Responses
10
The Black Sea A Key Strategic Corridor
17
Section II Security Challenges in the Black Sea Region
25
Encouraging Regional Security based on Cooperation and Integration
27
Energy Security and Transit States
31
Trends in Illicit Trafficking
36
Section IV Technical Security Cooperation in the Black Sea Region
79
Integrated Deterrence Back to the First Line of Defense
81
Developing a Comprehensive Safety and Security Plan for the BakuTbilisiCeyhan Oil Pipeline
90
Prospects for the Establishment of a Joint Interagency Task Force
101
Section V The South Ossetian Conflict in Perspective
107
The 2008 South Ossetian Conflict
109
The South Ossetian Conflict and PostConflict Prospects for Georgia
112
Appendix I
119

Shaping a New Security Architecture
44
Section III Strategic Cooperation in the Black Sea Region
51
The Need for Strategic Cooperation in the Black Sea Region to Counter the AfghanBased Drug and Crime Threat
53
The Role of the South East European Cooperation Initiative Center SECI in Combating Organized Crime Terrorism and Illicit Trafficking
63
The Ukranian Perspective on Security in the Black Sea Region
75
BSEC Charter The Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation
121
Appendix II International Nuclear Material Protection Cooperation Sites
131
Subject Index
135
Author Index
137
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