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This article elaborates on Romania’s view on security, and the principles Romania wants to be included in NATO’s New Strategic Concept. It is clear that old historical fears still influence Romania’s foreign policy and its stand in the process of elaboration of NATO’s New Strategic Concept. Security at the eastern border is of crucial importance for Romania. The same goes for the open doors policy, which Romania wants to be continued, even if Russia is, to say the least, not quite “at ease” with the idea of countries like Georgia or Ukraine being NATO members. Romania also insists on extending NATO partnerships to energy producing countries, such as those in Central Asia, and securing energy transport routes.

 

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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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