France’s Security Policy in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean

New Strategy Center publishes a new study, this time dedicated to France’s security policy in the Black Sea and Mediterranean area. Starting from Paris’s involvement in the two regions, the study addresses the issue of France’s influence as a holder of territories in various parts of the world and a…

NSC & NUPI publish the studies “The Black Sea: Militarization, frozen conflicts and hybrid warfare”

New Strategy Center, together with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), is publishing a series of studies related to the security situation in the Black Sea and the Arctic, produced as part of a project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. The main aim of the project was…

The impact of the Russian attacks on the Ukrainian energy sector

New Strategy Center has released a new study, this time on Ukraine’s energy sector and the effects of Russian Federation bombing on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. The study, titled “The Impact of Russian Attacks on Ukraine’s Energy Sector,” examines Ukraine’s energy capabilities prior to the invasion, as well as the impact…

Microchips: their economic and geostrategic importance in the context of the current international crises

New Strategy Center publishes a new study in the context of the war in Ukraine, this time related to the economic and geostrategic importance of microchips. “Microchips: their economic and geostrategic importance in the context of the current international crises” examines the importance of microchips and of new technologies in…

A Treasury Built Upon (Black) Gold: Russia’s Petroleum Dilemma amid Sanctions

New Strategy Center publishes a new study titled “A Treasury Built Upon (Black) Gold: Russia’s Petroleum Dilemma amid Sanctions”, authored by NSC expert Horia Ciurtin. The analysis highlights the Russian Federation’s instrumentalisation of the energy “weapon” as a means to change the negotiation framework with the West over the Ukraine…

The wider Balkan region at the crossroads of a new regional energy matrix

The New Strategy Center, in partnership with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) think tank in Serbia, publishes the study “The wider Balkan region at the crossroads of a new regional energy matrix”. The paper was presented as part of the panel “Energy Diversification in Southeast Europe” at the…

General Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

New Strategy Center publishes an analysis of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s electoral system, as well as the main parties and candidates within the country’s two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, ahead of the elections on October 2nd. Riddled by intra- and inter-ethnic conflicts and rivalries, Bosnia…

The Strategic Importance of Snake Island

New Strategy Center issued together with the American think tank Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) a new study called “The Strategic Importance of Snake Island”. It will be launched at the CEPA Forum, which takes place in Washington, D.C., USA, between September 27-29. It is the first study carried…
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Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria

Early parliamentary elections will be held in Bulgaria on October 2nd. New Strategy Center publishes an analysis of the main parties, the possible coalitions that could emerge from the elections, and their impact on foreign policy and Sofia’s position towards the European Union and NATO or Russia. Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections are…

Russian Roulette in the Pontic Granary: Deploying the ‘Silent Weapon’

New Strategy Center has launched a new study, dedicated to the topic of food security and supply chain disruption following the war in Ukraine, the author being Horia Ciurtin, NSC expert. The fundamental line of the study points out that Moscow’s offensive actions are not limited at regional level, but…

SNAP ANALYSIS – A Domino (Economic) Interdependence: Russian Gas, German Industry, Romanian Subcontracting

New Strategy Center publishes today, 29th July 2022, a short analysis dedicated to the effects of the economic interdependencies between the countries of the European Union, accentuated by the negative context in the energy field and the blackmail of Russian gas. The material highlights how the onset of the crisis…

Squaring the Circle: The (Improbable) Quest for Strategic Equilibrium in Turkish-Russian Relations

„Squaring the Circle: The (Improbable) Quest for Strategic Equilibrium in Turkish-Russian Relations” is a new study published by the New Strategy Center, representing a brief assessment of the relations between Russia and Turkey. The analyze is written by Horia Ciurtin, associated expert at New Strategy Center, and benefits from an…

Presidential elections in France – An overview of the foreign and security policy directions of the main candidates

In the context of the French presidential election, New Strategy Center publishes a brief analysis highlighting the key candidates’ foreign policy and defense priorities, as well as the potential obstacles that the new president will confront. The first round of presidential elections will take place in France on April 10th,…

The new government in Berlin – An overview of the foreign and security policy directions of Germany

New Strategy Center publishes a brief analysis emphasizing the foreign policy and defence priorities of the new ruling coalition in Germany, as well as the first difficulties it confronts. Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was elected chancellor in December last year, ending Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16 year rule. The international context presents numerous…

Pandemic Times: China and Russia’s Health Diplomacy in the Balkans

“Pandemic Times: China and Russia’s Health Diplomacy in the Balkans” is a new study published by the New Strategy Center, which aims to analyze the soft power actions of China and Russia in the Balkans, which are using the context of the pandemic and the medical domain. In the last…

A Dragon’s Quest in the Balkans. How Beijing is using Long Term Investments to Pursue its Interests/Strategy Into Europe

New Strategy Center is publishing the study „A Dragon’s Quest in the Balkans. How Beijing is using Long Term Investments to Pursue its Interests/Strategy Into Europe”, a topical analysis regarding the involvement and strategic objectives of China in the Balkans. This region represents an important corridor to Europe for Beijing…

Classic and Hybrid Challenges in the Black Sea Region

New Strategy Center, together with the think tanks Foundation for Political, Economic and Social research (SETA) in Turkey and Sofia Security Forum in Bulgaria, have launched the study “Classic and Hybrid Challenges in the Black Sea Region”, in the margins of the conference Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2021,…

The Balkans – An Unfinished Business

2021, June This volume was coordinated by Ambassador (ret.) Gheorghe Magheru, Member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center and Ambassador (ret.) Doru Costea, Senior Associate Expert within New Strategy Center. Contributors to this volume have been the coordinators, as well as Mr. Yordan Bozhilov, President of Sofia…

FLANKS Policy Brief The Crimean Aircraft Carrier. Russian Federation Militarization of the Black Sea

2020, November FLANKS Policy Brief The Crimean Aircraft Carrier. Russian Federation Militarization of the Black Sea – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. This policy brief covers the security situation of the Black Sea…

FLANKS Working Paper The Crimean Aircraft Carrier. Russian Federation Militarization of the Black Sea

2020, November FLANKS Working Paper The Crimean Aircraft Carrier. Russian Federation Militarization of the Black Sea – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. The study analyzes the evolution of the military capabilities of the…

FLANKS Policy Brief – Russia and Frozen Conflicts in the Black Sea Region

2020, October FLANKS Policy Brief – Russia and Frozen Conflicts in the Black Sea Region  – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. This policy brief examines the role frozen conflicts play in Russian policy…

FLANKS Working Paper – The tail wagging the dog. Frozen conflicts – the precursors of trouble to come

2020, October FLANKS Working Paper – The tail wagging the dog. Frozen conflicts – the precursors of trouble to come  – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. A comprehensive material on the protracted conflicts…

FLANKS Policy Brief – How to Deal with the Information Warfare Challenge in the Black Sea Region

FLANKS Policy Brief – How to Deal with the Information Warfare Challenge in the Black Sea Region – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. The aim of this policy brief is to examine how…

FLANKS Working Paper – Information Warfare And Information Operations in the Black Sea Area

2020, October FLANKS Working Paper – Information Warfare And Information Operations in the Black Sea Area – conducted during  FLANKS research project,  carried out in partnership between the New Strategy Center and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) between 2020-2021. This paper covers the subject of information warfare from conceptualization,…

Policy Paper ‘Focsani Gate – A Key Terrain for European Security’

2019, December ‘Focsani Gate – A Key Terrain for European Security”, is study conducted by New Strategy Center and Centre for the Study of the New Generation Warfare, USA. Download PDF: Focsani Gate – A Key Terrain for European Security

The Digital 3 Seas Initiative: A Call for a Cyber Upgrade of Regional Cooperation

June 2018 With the advent of cyberspace, the rules of the game have changed irrevocably. A new arena has emerged where geography no longer restricts individual play- ers. Cyberspace has become another determinant of geostrategic and geoeconomic potential of states. The authors of the following White Paper call for a range…

Research Paper: Black Sea Challenges Old and New

June, 2019 Download PDF: Black Sea Challenges Old and New – Research Paper New Strategy Center & Geopolitical Futures

Policy paper – Militarization of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Theatre. A new Challenge to NATO

2019, Ianuarie Download PDF: Militarization of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Theatre. A new Challenge to NATO – Policy Paper New Strategy Center & Centro Studi Internazionali

Assessing the 16+1 Format: A Testing Ground on Europe’s (Inner) Periphery

January 2019 Download PDF: Assessing the 16+1 Format: A Testing Ground For almost a century, the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe gazed towards the West, longing to be part of it. Despite their uncomfortable geographies, despite the prolonged Soviet influence, despite being forcefully separated from their European peers. And…

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

December 2018 Download PDF: „Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”

The Digital 3 Seas Initiative. Mapping the Challenges to Overcome

December 2018 Download: “The Digital 3 Seas Initiative. Mapping the Challenges to Overcome”

Policy Paper – The emergence of a European project. Three Summits for the Three Seas Initiative

June 2018 Download PDF: NSC&OSW Policy Paper – The emergence of a European project. Three Summits for the Three Seas Initiative

Policy Paper – China’s Mercantile Quest in the Balkans

March 2018 Dwonload PDF: NSC Policy Paper – China’s Mercantile Quest in the Balkans

Policy Paper NSC and Center for American Sea Power III

May 2017 Download: Policy Paper NSC and Center for American Sea Power III

Strategic challenges in South East Europe and the Black Sea area – NSC and IRMO

February 2017 Download PDF: Strategic challenges in South East Europe and the Black Sea area – NSC and IRMO

Energy and its impact on development in South East Europe and the Black Sea area – NSC and IRMO

2017, Februarie Download PDF: Energy and its impact on development in South East Europe and the Black Sea area – NSC and IRMO

Vulnerabilities and Opportunities in the Black Sea Region. Romanian perspective; Turkish Perspective

2017, February Download PDF: “Vulnerabilities and Opportunities in the Black Sea Region. Romanian perspective; Turkish Perspective” – Policy Paper New Strategy Center and Marmara Group

Why the Black Sea Matters – II. Policy Paper New Strategy Center and Center for American Seapowers (Hudson Institute, U.S.A)

2017 January Download PDF: “Why the Black Sea Matters” – II. Policy Paper New Strategy Center and Center for American Seapowers (Hudson Institute, U.S.A). English Version.

An assessment of the Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova

2016, November Download PDF: “An assessment of the Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova” – New Strategy Center and Centro Studi Internazionali. English Version

US Election Assessment

November 2016 Download PDF: “US Election Assessment” – New Strategy Center. English Version

“Why the Black Sea Matters”. Policy Paper New Strategy Center and Center for American Seapowers (Hudson Institute, U.S.A)

June 2016 Download PDF: “Why the Black Sea Matters”. Policy Paper New Strategy Center and Center for American Seapowers (Hudson Institute, U.S.A). English version