On the heels of his visit to Washington, D.C., the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) hosts H.E. Nicolae Ciucă, Romania’s Minister of Defense, for a conversation with CEPA President and CEO Dr. Alina Polyakova. They discuss Minister Ciucă’s takeaways after visiting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, as well as security developments in the Black Sea region and Romania’s new national defense strategy. Minister Ciucă also shares his thoughts on the strategic importance of the Black Sea region and how to increase transatlantic cooperation in the face of increasing geopolitical competition.

Dr. Alina Polyakova