On April 7, 2021, the Global Studies Center (LBUS) and the Black Sea University Foundation “Mircea Malița” organized the conference entitled: “The Strategic Dilemma of the Black Sea: Problematization of International Accords and Common Security Engagements”.
This paper summarizes* the ideas expressed by experts on the particularities offered by the Montreux Convention and the perspectives according to which the Black Sea can become an open sea, a maritime space with unrestricted access.
Dan DUNGACIU – The Montreux Convention and the Two Perspectives on the Black Sea
Sergiu MEDAR – Istanbul Canal in the Competition of the Great Powers
Șerban CIOCULESCU – Istanbul Canal: A “Game-Changer” in the Security Architecture of the Black Sea Region or a (Controversial) Internal Policy Decision of the Erdoğan Regime?
Adriean PÂRLOG – The Security of Turkey, the Blue Homeland and the Black Sea
Adrian POPA – The Geopolitical Impact of the Istanbul Canal Operationalization on the Black Sea Coastal States
Silviu NATE – Diverged Visions on Multilateralism and Unilateralism in the Black Sea
MODERATOR: Cristian BARNA
Translation and adaptation of text: Andreea ADAM and Scott EASTMAN
Organization assistants (interns): Andreea ADAM, Daria AVRAM, Jenica DUMITRAȘCU.
*The ideas expressed do not represent an official point of view and do not reflect the position of any public institution.
The event report is available here: SYNTHESIS_GSC_FUMN