STRENGTHENING BLACK SEA SECURITY AND DEFENSE IN A NEW ERA - The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative for hosted this public event on June 8 at the Atlantic Council’s Headquarters in Washington, DC.
The Russian war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed transatlantic security and has renewed the need for enhanced defense and deterrence of NATO’s Eastern Flank. In particular, the Black Sea region, which has proven to be a crossroads of vulnerability in the conflict, requires a renewed strategic approach and strengthened cooperation. To craft this new approach, strategic partnerships, such as that between United States and Romania, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, are uniquely positioned to enhance security in the Black Sea and reinforce defense as the region grapples with a new strategic reality. With this in mind, this public event explored the role of Black Sea security in the broader quest for stability in the Euro-Atlantic area in the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine and discussed how NATO and its members can address the complex threats to the region.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 06/08/22