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Policy Brief: Energy policy of Northwestern Black Sea countries after launch of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine: prospects for new configurations

Russia’s war against Ukraine and the Kremlin’s energy blackmail of all of Europe have forced many EU countries and their partners to begin a painful but vital refusal of Russian fuel. The states of the Northwestern Black Sea region – Moldova, Romania and Ukraine – have different histories and volumes of trade relations with Moscow in this area. However, they, being on the direct line of confrontation with Russia or […]

Policy Brief: Invazia Ucrainei de către Rusia: Răspunsul României la criza refugiaților

Atacul extins al Rusiei asupra Ucrainei, în data de 24 februarie 2022, a pornit una dintre cele mai mari crize umanitare din Europa. Bombardamentele nejustificate din țara vecină au dus la un număr tot mai mare de victime, milioane de refugiați părăsindu-și casele pentru a se adăposti în țările vecine. În același timp, populația civilă aflată în Ucraina continuă să fie martora și victima bombardamentelor și a violenței, din cauza […]

Policy Brief: Modern-day Russian propaganda in Romania: current narratives, preferred ways of spreading and the target audience

The problem of the widespread Russian propaganda in Romania is not new. In fact, the country has even established two institutions specifically designed to study it: the Bucharest-based Global Focus Center, and the Informational Warfare and Strategic Communication Laboratory (LARICS) at the Romanian Academy. The logic of Russian propaganda in Romania and its highly nation-specific tailored approach is relatively well-studied. The population seems resilient to messages that differ widely in […]

Policy Brief: Ucraina, membră a Uniunii Europene: cum?

Dacă ne imaginăm scena politicii internaționale ca fiind o tablă de șah, decizia regimului Putin de a invada Ucraina a determinat o serie de actori să analizeze mutările următoare. În special Uniunea Europeană (UE), care dorește să mențină pacea pe scena globală, dar mai ales nu este confortabilă pusă în fața unor mișcări atât de rapide și cu consecințe grave pe propriul teritoriu. În general, Uniunea Europeană este un jucător […]

Policy Brief: Ukraine-Romania Cooperation under NATO umbrella (in the context of Russian military expansion in Europe)

The general understanding of security and key threats in the neighborhood and in the Wider Black Sea region went through a process of significant evolution in Romania . The Russian aggression first against in Georgia in 2008 and then in Ukraine starting from 2014 and with a high point in 2022 have triggered the process of such evolution. Bucharest has put its stakes on Trans-Atlantic solidarity, strengthening its ties with […]

Policy Brief: The Promising Dimensions Cooperation of Civil Society in Romania and Ukraine: Alliances, Coordination and Support

Since the beginning of Russian war against Ukraine back in 2014 (when Ukrainian civil society. played a significant if not essential role in satisfying the urgent needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) and after the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022 the Ukrainian civil society proved to be self-organized, resilient and efficient. Unprecedented mobilization across the country defending lives, dignity, rights of all citizens and territorial integrity […]

Policy Brief: The Place of Romania in the Foreign Policy of Russia: Conclusions for Bucharest from the Perspective of Kyiv

The Russian war against Ukraine has become another wake-up call for the West. The taboos on criticizing Russia are being gradually lifted bearing in mind demonstration of total disrespect to any rules by Moscow. Stigmatization of the critics of Russia as Russophobes is not trendy anymore although Russia does its best to return to “good old times” when pro-Russian narratives were dominating. Such situation opens a window of opportunity for […]

Policy Brief: Romanian Facilitation to Ukrainian Export in Wartimes

Ukrainian export in 2021 reached USD 68.1 billion and demonstrated constant growth (up to 40% compared to 2020). Of this amount, 12.4 billion were secured by cereals, yet 7 billion were animal or plant fats and oils. Much of this volume has been exported by sea. As Ukrainian seaports have been blocked by the Russian navy and military actions since February, so both government and business needed to search for […]

Press Release: The Romanian - Ukrainian Civil Society Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation. Third Edition

The Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs (Bucharest), together with colleagues from the Strategic and Security Studies Group and Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian PRISM” (Kyiv), organized on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the third edition of the civil society forum Romania-Ukraine, dedicated to the strategic partnership between our countries. Organized under the auspices of celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and Ukraine, the Forum brought together Romanian […]

Policy Brief: Ukraine - Romanian Perspectives of Maritime Cooperation

Ukraine and Romania have shared the vision of the Black Sea security, maritime development and the necessity to increase regional cooperation for quite a long time. Nevertheless, due to objective and subjective reasons, maritime cooperation has never been at a sufficient level. With the Russian blockade of the Black Sea and rapprochement in Ukraine-Romania and Ukraine-EU/NATO relations, there is a new window of opportunity to boost such cooperation, including long-term […]