In the two years following the Russian annexation of the Crimea, the Black Sea region has turned into a seismic spot for geopolitical destabilization.
The failed coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the latest in a series of events that have undermined stability in the area. There is now concern that relations between Ankara and the rest of NATO could change, which would have an averse effect on regional security.
On the other hand, NATO has had some successes in the region, with Montenegro joining soon and the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine strengthening their relations with the Western alliance. Read more “Turkey Coup Continues Destabilization Spiral in Black Sea”