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The Black Sea Region as a Global Inflection Point

June 21 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

Join Hudson Institute on Friday, June 21 from 10:30 am until 11:30 am for a discussion with Romanian Foreign Minister Luminița-Teodora Odobescu titled The Black Sea Region as a Global Inflection Point on why Russia’s war against Ukraine and the broader contest for the future of the Black Sea region is a global inflection point with far-reaching ramifications. The West today faces a stark choice: disengage and watch the Black Sea radiate instability and embolden autocrats, or seize the opportunity to transform the region into a driver of future transatlantic prosperity and security.

Long a crossroads between East and West, the Black Sea region today occupies a crucial geography from which the future security and prosperity of the transatlantic community will radiate. Russia’s unrelenting, unprovoked war against Ukraine has focused the world on the Black Sea. In the process, the world has grown to appreciate the role of Romania as a shoreline of stability.

Twenty years after joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Romania is one of America’s strongest and closest allies, with an ambitious and ongoing defense modernization program centered on American-made capabilities. The strategic partnership between the United States and Romania has further manifested itself through economic and security agreements, joint exercises, and a US presence at key bases in Romania.

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.hudson.org/events/black-sea-region-global-inflection-point-peter-rough-jamie-fly-luminita-teodora-odobescu. This will be an in-person event at Hudson Institute located at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Fourth Floor in Washington, DC. The event will also air live on the same link noted above. For questions and inquiries please email msnow@hudson.org.