New Strategy Center organized the Panel “The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Black Sea Security Region – evolution and the perspectives” as part of the Romanian Military Thinking Conference 2023.
The moderator of the Panel was Major General (Retired) Paul Hurmuz, Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center. The speakers were: MG Cristian-Daniel Dan, Deputy Chief of the Romanian Land Forces Headquarters, Mr. Yordan Bozhilov, Director of the Sofia Security Forum, Ambassador Tacan Ildem, EDAM Director and MG (Ret) Vakhtang Kapanadze, Former Georgian Armed Forces’ Chief of General Staff.
An important topic of the conversations was the study “NATO’s role in addressing security threats and challenges in the Black Sea: Time for a Comprehensive Strategic Approach for the Region?”, a project jointly developed by the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) from Turkey, the Sofia Security Forum from Bulgaria and the New Strategy Center. On 6 November 2023 the representatives of the three think-tanks presented the study at the NATO Headquarters (in Brussels), in the presence of the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and the Permanent Representatives of Romania, Turkey and Bulgaria to NATO.
New Strategy Center was present at the Romanian Military Thinking Conference 2023, being represented by Major General (Retired) Paul Hurmuz, Senior Associate Expert. He attended as speaker at the Panel “The Power of Intelligence in building the Resilience of the Black Sea within the present Security Environment”, organized by the General Directorate for Defence Intelligence.
MG Hurmuz described the risks and threats in the Black Sea region generated by the Russian War in Ukraine, the challenges for the intelligence services and the way ahead in the context of the Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.
An important topic was also the relationship between the decision-makers and the intelligence professionals in the complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous security environment we live in.