Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
Top Guns: Canada and NATO Air Task Force Romania
Lessons from Canada’s leadership of NATO’s mission to secure Europe from aerial threats, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
Interview with acting Romanian Consul General Daniel Ene on NATO Air policing and the impact of multilateral organizations on international relations
In an Interview with acting Romanian Consul General Daniel Ene, Taylor Allen discusses NATO Air policing and the impact of multilateral organizations on international relations
In Review: Chuck Norris vs. Communism
Did bootleg VHS tapes bring down Romanian communism? Benson Cheung reviews “Chuck Norris vs. Communism”.
The Black Sea Divide: The Importance of NATO in Eastern Europe
What are the underlying divisions between states in the Black Sea region? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres explores the economic reasons for Romania and Bulgaria’s disagreements over a proposal to create a joint NATO Black Sea naval force and what it says about European integration.
Romania: Why the Lack of Progress?
Even before it joined the EU, Romania was one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Now that Russian aggression is a major threat, Romania is seen as a very strategic ally. However, seeing how it is currently ruling under an interim government, the question remains: how much can Romania be seen credibly when it still has not solved its corruption problems?
Frozen Conflicts, Part III of III Transnistria
In the final part of her three part series on Frozen Conflicts Sonia Liang discusses Transnistria, a country with no legitimate claim to statehood. She looks at the issues surrounding its claim and the history that led to Transnistria’s status as a country that does not exist.
What the West Doesn’t Understand About the Balkans
In the first of a three part series, Vedran Kuljanin addresses what the West doesn’t understand about the Balkans. Parts two and three discuss Alexander the Great’s lasting legacy on Macedonia and why Kosovo matters to both Serbians and Albanians.
How to synchronize Eastern and Southern perceptions of security threats to the Alliance
To the east, Poland, the Baltics, and Romania face threats of hybrid conflict coming from a revanchist Russia. To the south, allies such as Italy and Greece prioritize maritime security across the Mediterranean.
EU Accession: Past, Present, and Future
In Part VIII of this EU series, Sandra Song provides a visual aid on EU membership by dates of accession, and what the future holds for candidate countries.