Romania is contemplating the evolution of the system of International Relations and global security from the point of view of a new European state, willing to protect the liberal democratic system, multilateralism in the international stage, and the rules-based world. On another point, Romania is supportive of the need to build at our direct Eastern border the same system of values and principles, adding pragmatism and pro-activity to the well known basic principles from the NATO Strategic Concept and NATO final declarations in Warsaw and London, as well as those found in the European Global Security Strategy and the consecutive reviews and updates until 2019.
In concrete terms, the security policies of Romania are dominated by the Russian threat, perceived as such by the population also due to historic reasons. It is also the reason why there’s a full Romanian reinforced support for Ukraine and its ability to resist Russian troops in the Eastern regions of Donbas, which is considered the border of Europe. The security sector reform, bilateral military arrangements, military, intelligence, and defense cooperation are included in this package of support for a democratic, pro-European and pro-NATO Ukraine.
ISP Working Paper | Iulian CHIFU | Romania – Outlook on Security Policy Development and National Expectations until 2025