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Romania: Steps towards Smart Power
Romania: Steps towards Smart Power

Author(s): Florian Coldea
Subject(s): Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: power;strategy;objectives;resources;globalisation;

Summary/Abstract: A defence strategy for a European state that is both EU and NATO member should be in accordance with the security requirements of those organisations, while also in harmony with the domestic characteristics that define our country’s role within those organisations. Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Commission in 2010, is aimed at smart and sustainable growth, with an obvious focus on economic development, the concept being also applicable to security and defence. NATO’s smart defence concept is rather limited to sharing capabilities, coordinating priorities and efforts in the military sphere, as it is the nature of the Alliance itself. But domestically, in implementing an ambitious National Defence Strategy, it should be considered the extended applicability of the concept of smart power, developed by Joseph Nye, which includes all areas of a country’s social, economic and military existence, in order to promote its security and interests.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-51
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English