Liviu Mureșan
Liviu Mureșan
Ph.D., noted Romanian strategic development and security expert, Executive President of the EURISC Foundation, private think tank; former Leader of the Majority in the first Parliament after 1989; served as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, the Government and the Minister of Internal Affairs; former director of the agency in charge of setting up the SECI center, currently the South East European Law Enforcement Center
A Romanian Perspective on the Three Seas Initiative

A Romanian Perspective on the Three Seas Initiative

The Three Seas Initiative is a recent formula describing an older concept. Romania is a reflexive supporter of regional cooperation initiatives, but it is paying special attention to this initiative, as it encompasses a geopolitically significant area with relevance to long-term Romanian interests. This paper argues that this valuable initiative has a latent geopolitical subtext with regards to the two powers flanking the region which is perceived as such, if not commonly articulated, by the countries of the initiative. At the same time, the Black Sea will be a main deciding factor for the success and failure of the Initiatives, owing to several underlying conditions, as well as potential complicating factors. Any sort of Three Seas Initiative development will have to keep this in mind or else risk a concentration of vulnerabilities in the middle portion of the Initiative’s geographical space. The Three Seas Initiative must also be regarded from the perspective of synergies with Chinese initiatives, such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the 16+1 cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries. More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


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