13 June 2019
Panel on “What is Required for Security and Stability in the Black Sea Region?”
At the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2019 Dr. Oliver Gnad (Bureau fuer Zeitgeschehen) and Lt. Gen. (Ret) Frederick Benjamin Hodges (CEPA, former commander United States Army Europe) discussed the changes of the regional security scene compared to the situation prevailing in the recent past: How would a realistic assessment of the balance of military forces in the Black Sea region look like in relation to other NATO borderlands? What can we expect in 2019 and beyond, and how should a reasonable response to future developments look like?
The Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum that was held in the Romanian port city of Constanta, 12-14 June 2019, has acquired a distinct profile in the regional security debate. The conference brings together officials, scholars, analysts, representatives of non-governmental organizations and international experts with an aim to facilitating dialogue and fostering the quest for rational and realistic solutions.
The Third Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum is held under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the European Union Council and in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Romania.