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the region between Russia and Western Europe is among the most volatile parts
of the globe: in the 20th century alone, it was a major theater for two world
wars and the Cold War. As relations between the West and Russia sour, the
region may again see its fate decided by outside powers – this time, the triad
of the United States, the European Union and Russia.
General Stanislaw Koziej
The partnership of old rivals, Russia and Turkey, has never been put to a greater test in the Black Sea region than it has since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014. In Turkey, it revived memories of Russia's expansionism, as well as highlighting Ankara's limited capacity to react forcefully. Turkey condemned the...