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Russia's blockade of the Black Sea demands a global response

Impact on food supply chains has the makings of an international crisis

| Russia & Caucasus
Russian Navy boat patrols the Mariupol Sea Port area in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, on May 30: The battle for the Black Sea is a direct challenge to the global maritime order.   © AP

Alessio Patalano is professor of war and strategy in East Asia at the Center for Grand Strategy in King's College London and senior fellow at Policy Exchange.

It is hard to think about Russia's invasion of Ukraine without conjuring images of battling tanks and urban devastation unseen in Europe for decades. Yet, as Russia's recent shift south and east shows, this is also a maritime war.

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