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Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... that the region’s borders are not clearly fixed. Generally speaking, when discussing the situation in the region, politicians and experts tend to refer not only to the six countries that have a coastline on the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) but also to neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes ...


Moldova in 2020–2021

... proved to be an impossible task because actual power in the country was concentrated in the hands of the oligarch Plahotniuc. Ekaterina Chimiris: Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue? As for Moldova’s relations with Romania, the forecast proved equally correct in the sense that the two countries have failed to merge into a Greater Romania and are highly unlikely to do so in the foreseeable future. However, it could still happen in the long run. In recent years, Romania ...


Expo 2020 Dubai’/Celebrating the 48the/UAE’s National Day

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Report Marking the anniversary Celebrating in Romania the 48th UAE’s National Day, alongside with H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah al Matrooshi, the Ambassador of the UAE in Romania, H.E. Andrei M. Grinkevich, Ambassador of Belarus, H.E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister H.E. Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the USA ...


World Petroleum Council

The Most Relevant and Significant International Council of OIL was organized in Romania Bucharest, 20 – 23 October, 2019Source: Incisiv national    New International OIL & Gas and Energy Markets New rules, arrangements, players, strategies and alliances New policies and regulations for Energy Security as well as for Energy and ...


THAAD in Romania: Underlying Rationale and Motivations

Is it about Russia-Romania relations or about the poor status of current NATO-Russia relations? Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region On 11 April 2019, NATO confirmed US plans to deploy of the Terminal High Altitude ...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... Freedom — 2018 was held and involved Ukrainian troops. A few months prior, in July 2018, the joint Ukraine–US Navy exercise Sea Breeze 2018 was held in the Black Sea. In 2018, Georgia, Ukraine, France, and the US held joint exercises controlled by Romania’s Navy. The press service of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet also reports about regular exercises: on January 29, 2019, a planned drill involved the ASW corvette Kasimov entering a combat training sea range to perform training missions.


Meeting with Romanian Diplomats

On January 25, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting with Vasile Soare, Romanian Ambassador to Russia, and Viorel Cojocaru, Deputy Head of Mission. The meeting focused on the issues of future interaction between RIAC and the Embassy in organizing and conducting a joint seminar on Russia-EU relations. On January 25, 2019,...


Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization

... possibility of resolving the Transnistrian conflict through a multilateral compromise as Moldova deviating from the pro-EU vector and the country’s surrender to Russia. The flames of this alarmist position are also being fed from abroad, particularly from Romania. In other words, inducing Chisinau to adopt a settlement plan for Transnistria that would grant Tiraspol any significant powers would be akin to making Kiev grant autonomy to Donbass. The situation is bound to worsen with the upcoming parliamentary ...


Europe under Aegis

To What Extent Does the U.S. Aegis BMD in Europe Threaten Russia? In May 2016, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that its ballistic missile defence (BMD) base at Deveselu, Romania, had been put into operation. This marked the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) announced by Barack Obama in 2009. Immediately thereafter, construction of a similar base in Redzikowo, Poland began as part of the third ...


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... Transnistria conflict have some unique features. First, the conflict between the unrecognized PMR and the Republic of Moldova arose without a pronounced ethnic component. The consolidation of the Transnistrian people occurred on an inter-ethnic and anti-Romanian basis. It developed in the absence of an ethnocratic leadership and an official declaration of “leading” ethnic groups, and maintained a state building approach [3] . The process of Romanianization on the right bank of the Dniester ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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