On Thursday, May 5th 2022, New Strategy Center and Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) organized the online conference ”Renewed Threats from the High North to the Black Sea. Main FLANKS Conclusions and Findings”, to present the results of the joint research project „FLANKS- Enhance knowledge of Russia’s behaviour in the Kola Peninsula and the Arctic region, as well as in the Crimean Peninsula and the Black Sea region – and to compare in terms of similarities and differences”.
The project was carried out in 2020-2022 by the NSC and NUPI, and was financed through Fund for Bilateral Relations SEE&NO 2014-2021. This project addressed topics of common interest, focused on regional security, the militarization process carried out by the Russian Federation and hybrid actions orchestrated by Moscow. The event was moderated by Dr. Karsten Friis, Senior Research Fellow and head of Research Group on Security and Defence-NUPI, to whom the Major General (Ret.) Leonardo Dinu and Dr. Dan Dungaciu, members of the Scientific Council of NSC, Mr. Stale Ulriksen, researcher at the Norwegian Naval College joined as speakers. Dr. Jakub Godzmirski, researcher professor at NUPI, presented the conclusions of the debate and the project. The project is part of the joint efforts to lay the foundations for a better understanding, both in Romania and Norway, of the security challenges faced by both regions, thus strengthening cohesion at the bilateral and allied level.
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