The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has announced the creation of a task force focused on Black Sea security, in partnership with the Romanian National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNPSA).
In 2023, a group of experts aim to convene to discuss and develop applicable recommendations for enhancing the security and stability of the Black Sea region, which of utmost geopolitical importance at this point in time.
The group will consider issues of defense and deterrence, unconventional and hybrid threats, and security cooperation with allies and partners in the region.
„The Black Sea faces a defining moment, where champions of democracy confront forces of autocracy”, said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council president and CEO. „At the frontier of NATO, this region will only rise in significance in the coming years. Given its ongoing work on Black Sea Security, as well as its thought leadership on transatlantic security and defense issues, the Atlantic Council is uniquely positioned to contribute to the policy efforts of the US and allies on this topic”.
In 2022, the Black Sea region became increasingly relevant as a point of strategic relevance. Russia’s continued aggression Ukraine and its power projection capabilities in the Black Sea region pose a continued threat to transatlantic allies and partners, and require responsive policy solutions.
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