SHAPING NATO’S STRATEGY FOR THE BLACK SEA REGION

Shaping NATO’s Strategy for the Black Sea Region

Venue: Odessa, Ukraine
Organizers:
UA: Ukraine Analytica
The German Marshall Fund


Discussion 1: Understanding New Security Transformations in the Black Sea Region

  • Which threats does the West face in the Black Sea region?
  • Has the area become an extension of the “Euro-Atlantic space” or is it becoming a southern border?
  • What can NATO do to strengthen its military deterrent in the area?
  • Are NATO interests aligned with the priorities of members and partners in the region?
  • What are the opportunities and obstacles for closer cooperation among littoral states?
  • Which national policy trends do we see in in the region that could impact the future of security in the Black Sea area?

Speakers:

Igor Kabanenko (Ukraine), UA PRA
Teimuraz Kekelidze (Georgia), Deputy Head of Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Igor Munteanu (Moldova), Executive Director, IDIS Viitorul

Moderator: Dr. Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-chief, UA: Ukraine Analytica


Discussion 2:Shaping a NATO Strategy for the Black Sea Region

  • Post-Warsaw Summit, which next steps for NATO to build security in the Black Sea region?
  • What are the essential elements of a credible NATO strategy?
  • Which political, hybrid and military capabilities need to be further developed to fill potential deterrence gaps?
  • Is there space for more cooperation between NATO members and partners to advance shared interests?
  • Is a resolution of the region’s frozen conflicts possible?

Speakers:

Mykola Kapitonenko (Ukraine), Center or the International Studies
Shota Gvineria (Georgia), Security expert
Unal Cevikoz (Turkey), Former Ambassador of Turkey to Britain

Moderator: Bruno Lete, German Marshall Fund




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