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30 YEARS OF TRANSFORMATION AND RECONSTRUCTION. THE SECURITY OF ROMANIA IN THE POST-COMMUNIST ERA
30 YEARS OF TRANSFORMATION AND RECONSTRUCTION. THE SECURITY OF ROMANIA IN THE POST-COMMUNIST ERA

Author(s): Roxana Olteanu
Subject(s): Political history, Security and defense, Developing nations, Politics and society, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Romania; NATO; Transition to democracy; Security sector reform; 1990;

Summary/Abstract: In 2020, Romania celebrates 30 years since the establishment of the first contacts with NATO and three decades since the creation of its first post-communist security institutions. If the year of 1989 is one of breakup from the communist regime, the evolution of 1990 represents, therefore, the first steps for resetting most of the areas of state functioning, including the issues related to national security. The purpose of this paper is to provide a short glimpse into Romania’s security situation in 1990, in order to reveal the progress of the 30 years of mutations and reform, and to highlight that there are areas that need further improvement and lessons to be learnt. In relation to the recent past, the study operates with three concepts: understanding (the path), consolidating (the objectives already achieved) and improving (the vulnerable areas of transformation).

  • Issue Year: XIV/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-62
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English