FPRI’s Black Sea Initiative analyzes the region from the perspective of security, domestic politics, economics, and energy. Home to the protracted conflicts in Moldova, Georgia, and now Ukraine, surrounded by major geopolitical actors such as Russia and Turkey, EU member states – Bulgaria and Romania, and crucial energy transit routes, the challenges of the Black Sea region influence all of Europe and Eurasia. We closely monitor these issues through our series of publications including the Black Sea Strategy Papers, BMB Ukraine, and other FPRI publications. Over the past five years we have built a sizable network of scholars and experts both in the United States and in the Black Sea region itself. We support their work by sponsoring field research, publishing their findings, and organizing public and private lectures, briefings, and conferences.