Call for Articles for ‘Rebalancing the Black Sea: Foreign and Security Policies of Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia after Crimea

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Call for Papers
September 20, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Military History, Russian or Soviet History / Studies


This is an open call to seek articles for an edited volume focusing on foreign and security policies in the Black Sea region since the Russian attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014. This volume will analyze the impact of the Russian control over the Crimean peninsula on the foreign, security, and defense policies in the Black Sea region. The primary interest of this volume is be to take Turkey, Ukraine and Russia as cases and examine and interpret sources to track the impact of this particular event on foreign, security and defense policy designs, preferences, and strategies.  

The themes are:

  1. Foreign policy preferences of Turkey, Ukraine and Russia in the Black Sea region since 2014.
  2. Threat perceptions, security priorities and security dilemmas caused by the Russian control of the Crimean peninsula.
  3. The impact on bilateral relations.
  4. Extra regional factor: US, NATO and EU interests and policies towards the Black Sea region, and in relation to Crimea since 2014 and reactions of Turkey, Ukraine and Russia.
  5. Changing balances in the Black Sea and power projections from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East.

The book will be edited by Huseyin Oylupinar of Turkish, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar Studies Initiative (TUCTSI), CMES, Harvard University.


Please send proposals (not more than 250 words in a Microsoft Word format) to both  and  with a CV and a sample writing (an article, conference paper, and a dissertation chapter is acceptable) by September 20, 2019.


* Non-native English writing contributors shall commit having their text proofread before submission.

* Contributions using Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian language and Crimean Tatar sources are strongly encouraged.


Deadline for proposal submission: September 20, 2019

Deadline for feedback on selected contributions: October 5, 2019

Deadline for submitting printable papers: February 1, 2020

Turkish, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar Studies Initiative - CMES, Harvard University