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Troubled Water – Navigating the Black Sea

January 30 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

The German Marshall Fund of the United States cordially invites you to an online event titled “Troubled Water – Navigating the Black Sea,” part two of the Black Sea – Strategic Highlights Series, on Monday, January 30 from 10:00 until 11:00 am EST. This conversation will focus on the Black Sea region’s economic potential, which hinges on maritime security and freedom of navigation.


Amb. Robert Cekuta
President, Hudson Partners

Iulian Chifu
State Councilor, Advisor to Prime Minister of Romania

Yoruk Isik
Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute


Alina Inayeh
Advisor to the President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

The Black Sea region has an increasingly important role in maintaining security and peace in Europe in light of the war in Ukraine. With this in mind, the United States has taken measures to promote security in the region and counteract disinformation. Looking beyond the end of the war, the region must develop a comprehensive approach to its security, economic development, and societal resilience. Such a strategy is in development, but its viability and success depend on whether it addresses the needs of the region, as well as its challenges and opportunities. Additionally, energy security, strategic infrastructure security, and cybersecurity must be prioritized, as underscored by the war.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together. Its Black Sea Strategic Highlights series will include assessments, goals, opinions, and perspectives of officials, experts, and activists from countries in the Black Sea region, the European Union, and the United States. With this series, GMF hopes to contribute to the development of a realistic and successful Black Sea strategy.

To register, please visit: https://email.gmfus.org/s/1f5b5f9a49952af63776c3bbb6d6664ad8360ddd. If you have any questions, please contact William Stewart-Wood at wstewart-wood@gmfus.org.