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Russia in the Mediterranean: Here to Stay

Russia is in the Mediterranean to stay. As long as the Kremlin remains locked in a tense standoff with NATO, it will aim to prevent the alliance from dominating the region.

Russia’s strategy in the Mediterranean is an integral part of its strategy for the wider European theater, which has long been the principal arena of its foreign policy triumphs and setbacks.

  • Eugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Europe’s dominant position on Russia’s foreign policy agenda is a product of its strategic culture, which is in turn shaped by geography, historical legacy, and an elite worldview that considers the West a threat to the…

It is impossible to understand Russia’s current posture in the Mediterranean without viewing it within this…

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