The start of Russia's war in Ukraine in 2014 has impacted regional security in the Black Sea through the occupation of Crimea. The massive invasion of 2022 has led to even more profound implications. Yet, Russia has failed to convert the control of Ukrainian territories into lasting strategic advantages. The recent liberation of Kherson and fear in Moscow that Ukraine might go into Crimea indicate a shift in the situation. The talk will shed light on the humanitarian impact of war, the disruption of global trade, and the larger security implication for the Black Sea region and Europe, more broadly.
Volodymyr Dubovyk is Associate Professor at the Department of International Studies, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University in Ukraine. He has conducted research at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1997, 2006-2007) and the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (2002), taught at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2013 as well as at St. Edwards University and the University of Texas in 2016-17. He is the co-author of Ukraine and European Security (Macmillan, 1999) and has published numerous articles on US-Ukraine relations, regional and international security, and Ukraine's foreign policy.