Call for Papers: Russian Naval Power and Maritime Strategy


The terms of this call for papers have been updated. Read it new call for papers here.

Submissions due: March 4, 2022
Dates of the thematic weeks: March 14-18, 2022
Article length: 1,000 to 3,000 words
Submit to: [email protected]

By Dmitry Filipoff

The current crisis between Russia and Ukraine has cast a shadow over Europe as more than 100,000 Russian troops border Ukraine and 140 Russian Navy ships exercise at sea. Russian naval power, especially forces in the Black Sea, could play an important role in a major contingency involving Ukraine.

The preservation of Russian naval power figured prominently in the modern origins of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. As the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s home port of Sevastopol risked coming under the control of a western-aligned Ukraine, Russia seized control of the Crimean peninsula in part to preserve its naval power. Now these same forces may be brought to bear against Ukraine in a new European conflict.

What is the state of Russia’s naval power today, and how might its naval forces be brought to bear against Ukraine? Or in an even more disastrous scenario, against NATO? How are Russian naval capabilities evolving, such as in the submarine domain and vis-à-vis hypersonics? What is Russia’s maritime strategy and how are its maritime interests evolving?

The authors are invited to answer these and other questions as we examine the roles and evolution of Russian naval power and maritime strategy. Send all submissions to [email protected].

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at [email protected].

Featured Image: Russian Navy ships of the Black Sea Fleet. (Photo via Sputnik/Vasily Batanov)

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