Virgil Bălăceanu
Virgil Bălăceanu
Lt. Gen.(ret.), represented Romania at NATO Headquarters and commanded SEEBRIG, the Multi National South-Eastern Europe Brigade. He is a graduate of the Army War College of Carlisle, PA, with a PhD in Military Studies and a Master Degree in strategic studies. He is also the Acting President of the Romanian Reserve OfficersAssociation
The Reconstruction of the National Defense Industry, a Historic Opportunity

The Reconstruction of the National Defense Industry, a Historic Opportunity

Prior to 1989, the defense industry in Romania was an important contributor to the state budget, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars and providing extensive employment. At that time, Romania ranked ninth in the world in terms of export of armament. In the early 1980s, Romania exported arms worth $670 million. More than that, two thirds of the armament and ammunition required by the Romanian Armed Forces were covered by internal production, which is an important security factor in a country’s ability to sustain a prolonged conflict. More

No. 5-6, May.-Aug. 2017 2017


The Reconstruction of the National Defense Industry, a Historic Opportunity

The Reconstruction of the National Defense Industry, a Historic Opportunity

Prior to 1989, the defense industry in Romania was an important contributor to the state budget, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars and providing extensive employment. At that time, Romania ranked ninth in the world in terms of export of armament. In the early 1980s, Romania exported arms worth $670 million. More than that, two thirds of the armament and ammunition required by the Romanian Armed Forces were covered by internal production, which is an important security factor in a country’s ability to sustain a prolonged conflict. More

No. 4, Mar.-Apr. 2017 2017


Trump and the New NATO Paradigm

Trump and the New NATO Paradigm

A specter is haunting NATO while Moscow dreams sweetly. Both are consequence of the new Republican President’s latest statements. This could lead us to believe that NATO might be under threat, not from the outside as one might expect, not from terrorism or from a resurgent Russia’s expansionist policy, but from the inside. This threat comes from the policy and perspectives that the US Administration seems to adopt regarding the essence of the Euro-Atlantic relation that NATO represents and its decisive role in defending and preserving its Members’ interests. More

No. 2, Nov.-Dec. 2016 2016


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016