NSC in Georgia: study visit

NSC in Georgia: study visit
The New Strategy Center conducted a research visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, on 5-7 December as part of the project “Defending Offshore Energy Infrastructure in the Black Sea” implemented in partnership with World Experience for Georgia, funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security programme. The research visit aimed at assessing the security situation in the region, discussing threats to critical infrastructure in Georgia, attacks of types that can have a disruptive effect on the Georgian energy system.  The protection of critical infrastructure, in particular in the offshore Black Sea area, is a topic of interest for the NSC activity especially in the context of the development of energy projects in the Romanian Exclusive Economic Zone in the Black Sea.

The activity was attended by:
Major General (res.) Mihai Burlacu, Associate Expert New Strategy Center, Commander (res.) Mihai Știr, Associate Expert, New Strategy Center.
Sergiu Mitrescu, Programme Director, New Strategy Center, as well as experts from the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre and the Coast Guard.

The visit ended with a round table discussion with local experts in the field of international relations and energy, where the exchange of views between Georgian and Romanian experts was particularly useful.