Monthly archives: June 2022

Policy Brief: The reaction of the Black Sea countries on Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine: analysis of the objections

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, was not only a violation of international humanitarian law and an encroachment on the sovereignty of an independent country. This move has put the security of all European countries at significant risk, as the Kremlin’s main focus of aggressive rhetoric in recent years has been on the West. Even before the massive offensive on Ukraine, Moscow used disinformation and lobbyists, energy […]

Policy Brief: The Prospects of Cooperation between Ukraine and Romania within 3 Seas Initiative

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) was launched in 2015 by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The Initiative went through a significant process of evolution and institutionalization. Now the format includes Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The idea behind the Initiative was to fill the gap between the Western and Central and Eastern Europe developed in the latter […]

Policy Brief: The Associated Trio and Romania: in Search of Cooperation Dimensions

Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia represent a more advanced track of cooperation with the EU within the Eastern Partnership policy. Having signed the Association agreement (AA) bilaterally with the European Union, these three partner states embraced the reforms track and rapprochement with the European norm and standards. Although, each of the partners has elaborated its own implementation plan in terms of commitments and timeline, more or less similar structure of the […]

Policy Brief: Romania - US Political and Security Relations in the Wider Context of the Black Sea Region

In recent years, since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and continuing this trend all the way to the presidency of Joseph R. Biden, the United States has begun to pay more and more attention to Romania in the context of its own interests in Central and Eastern Europe. This interest was primarily due to Romania’s significant role in the security system of NATO’s eastern flank and Romania’s importance to […]

Policy Brief: Biserica Ortodoxă – politica deznaționalizării în contextul războiului din Ucraina

Agresiunea militară rusească asupra Ucrainei a reprezentat începutul unui nou sistem internațional bazat, în mare parte, pe elementele identitare și pe modul în care politica internațională absoarbe construcțiile de imagine proiectate de fiecare putere în parte. Identitatea culturală și guvernanța spirituală a unei societăți au devenit unități inerente ale politicii Europei și al lumii, eșecurile mecanismelor democratice și ale structurilor de cooperare internațională fiind puse pe seama complexității acestui agregat. […]

Newsletter May 2022: The unresolved Conflicts from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Dear colleagues, As part of the “The unresolved conflicts from Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. A common EaP and EU vision for reconciliation and confidence-building across the region” project, we are delighted to present you our third Newsletter. See the full version at the link. The content of the Newsletter is the sole responsibility of the ESGA Association and does not necessarily reflect its partners’ views. “The project benefits from support through the […]