Accession Number:

ADA602729

Title:

Stability of the Black Sea Littoral Region: Focus on the Montreux Convention

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

For thousands of years, the Black Sea has been the crossroads of eastern and western civilizations. Many armed conflicts have occurred throughout the area and along the maritime entrance to the Black Sea, the Turkish Straits, Since the dawn of sail, control of the straits has been the center of gravity for hundreds of conflicts from the Persians, the Battle of Troy, the Expansion of Alexander the Great, the route of the Crusaders, and as a backdoor operation for World War I allies. The Black Sea regions importance and stabilization in the 21st century is just as significant to many international nations and organizations, as involvement and economic growth continue to expand. The growing interest in the regions stability continues to hinge on control of maritime traffic and restriction of non-local warships. This research paper looks at the current access regulation to the Black Sea, the Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits, and how it maintains stability in the Black Sea littoral region,

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE