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IMPLICAŢIILE AMPLASĂRII SISTEMULUI DE APĂRARE ANTI-RACHETĂ AMERICAN ASUPRA POLITICII DE SECURITATE NAŢIONALĂ
MISSILE DEFENCE IN ROMANIA –IMPLICATIONS FOR SECURITY POLICY

Author(s): Marius ŞERBESZKI, Florentin-Gabriel Giuvară
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: ballistic missile defence; security policy; Black Sea Region; US-Romania Strategic Partnership

Summary/Abstract: This article addresses both the advantages and challenges brought by the existence of BMD (US EPAA) elements on the Romania’s territory. By using the DIME model and starting the research with three pertinent questions -- What are the main security gains brought by the existence of US EPAA on Romanian territory? What are the risks and challenges that expose Romania when deciding to host US EPAA at Deveselu Air Base? Is there a favorable balance between benefits and disadvantages? – the article proves the fact that the US EPAA in Romania represents a major development in the broader context of security policy of Romania in NATO and EU, as well as in the complex security equation of the wider Black Sea Region. Besides the political-military advantages, the article identifies several social-economic advantages considering the investments in local infrastructure and public procurement and, at a national level, a significant increment of Romania’s ratings among risk analysis agencies thus ensuring a secure environment for future foreign investments. Nonetheless, the presence of the BMD elements on Romania’s territory will likely lead to an intensification and multiplication of the risks and challenges to its security. It is therefore very important to correctly assess the impact of the US EPAA site at Deveselu Air Base on Romania’s Security Policy.

  • Issue Year: 54/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 40-52
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian