The New Strategy Center and Yorktown Institute held a debate on Thursday, September 29, in Washington DC, on the security challenges in the Black Sea region in the context of the war in Ukraine. Topics discussed included threats to free movement and trade, possible intimidation in Romania’s exclusive economic zone, and the need to support Ukraine’s efforts to prevent Russia’s occupation of the Snake Island and its Black Sea coastline. Technological developments and multiple threats to the maritime domain were other topics of the event.
Speakers included HE Andrei Muraru, Ambassador of Romania to the US, Rear Admiral Mihai Panait, Chief of Naval Forces, Romania, Admiral (ret.) Gary Roughead, former Chief of US Naval Operations, Antonia Colibășanu, Senior Associate Senior Expert at the New Strategy Center and Senior Geopolitical Analyst, Geopolitical Futures, Seth Cropsey, President of the Yorktown Institute and George Scutaru, CEO of the New Strategy Center.
This event marked the debut of a project initiated by New Strategy Center and Yorktown Institute to collaborate on research and public events. These aim to promote the strategic partnership between Romania and the US, as well as a better understanding of the security situation in the Black Sea region by American experts and of Romania’s vital role in this area marked by major challenges.
NSC thanks Leviatan Design for supporting this project.