On 17 March, New Strategy Center organized an online debate on the subject of the economic impact of the war in Ukraine: ”The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Russian and the Global Economy. How is Russia Affected by Sanctions?”. The speakers were Dr. Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Washington and former economic policy advisor to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (2000-2005) and Dr. Antonia Colibășanu, Senior Associate Expert New Strategy Center, Senior Geopolitical Analyst, Geopolitical Futures, SUA. The discussion was moderated by Alexandra Gătej, Member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center.
The debate addressed the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy, the effects of the war-amplified energy crisis, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on food security, bearing in mind that Ukraine and Russia have a significant share of world grain exports. There has also been discussion about how this war can influence free navigation in the Black Sea and trade in the region. In the context of the measures taken in Russia to prevent criticism of the Kremlin’s decisions, the speakers also referred to the impact of the economic crisis on the Russian population and to protest actions, including possible appeals within the regime.
New Strategy Center is organizing the series of events ”War in Ukraine. Russian Aggression on the Doorstep of the Eastern Flank of NATO”, on the subject of Russian aggression against Ukraine. We want to address a number of issues, economic, military and political, in order to better understand the effects of this war and how it will influence the security of the entire Eastern Flank of NATO and Europe. These events will be attended by speakers with extensive expertise in their fields of activity, both from Romania and abroad. The events will be livestreamed on the Facebook page of the new Strategy Center and the European path, the media partner of this project.
In a security context marked by multiple security challenges and an information environment in which many disinformation elements are identified, New Strategy Center promotes the importance of information provided by credible sources and promotes the need to build a security culture that increases the resilience of our society. This is why the NCS is organizing this series of debates, to provide a professional and coherent perspective on developments in the region.