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New Strategy Center is a Romanian think tank specialising in foreign, defence and security policy, a non-partisan, non-governmental organisation.

New Strategy Center operates at three main levels: providing analytical inputs and expert advice to decision-makers; holding regular debates, both in-house and public, on subjects of topical interest; expanding external outreach through partnerships with similar institutions or organisations in Europe and the US, joint policy papers and international conferences. The Balkans and the Black Sea space are priority areas of interest for New Strategy Center.

The current activities of New Strategy Center also cover such subjects as domestic developments in Romania as relevant for national security, military modernisation and defence procurement, energy security, cyber security and hybrid threats.

We strongly believe that the main issues pertaining to national security entail the necessity of political and national consensus. We need a coherent policy in the security field, as well as we need medium and long term strategies to be undertaken and carried through by all the political forces, regardless of the successive governments in power. This is because, beyond political sympathies, beyond the left or right political orientation, there is Romania.


Board of directors

The President of New Strategy Center is Mr. Ionel Nițu. He holds a PhD degree in military science and intelligence, is lecturer and associate professor, author of several books, studies and articles.

Currently, several experts who work within the private sector or who used to work within the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of National Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs support Mr. Nițu in running New Strategy Center.

Excutive management

The CEO of New Strategy Center is Mr. George Scutaru. For a long period of time, he was deputy in the Parliament of Romania, member of the Committee for Defense. He also acted as presidential adviser for national security.

Scientific Council

This body within NSC is represented by well known personalities from various fields, who agreed to join the NSC objectives. Several executive vice-presidents coordinate the main activities of NSC in specific areas of interests. The Scientific Council is supported by the Program directors who  cover  a specific geographic area, and coordinate concrete research programs.