ROMANIA TOWARD IRAN – A TRANSVERSAL APPROACH TO A REVISED NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Author(s)Andreea-Paula IBĂNESCU firstname.lastname@example.org Middle East Political and Economic Institute, Bucharest
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AbstractAbstract: The unremittingly unstable and dynamic international environment biased the new political forces of change in Romania to consider revising the National Security Strategy and to subsequently approach new actors and paradigms in comparison to the ones that inspired the Romanian National Security Strategy in 2007. The present study interlocks several elements from the current Romanian National Security Strategy with a transversal approach to the regional and extra-regional evolving contexts, and it aims to bring several lucrative guidelines regarding the relation with Iran. For this purpose, several aspects of continuity and also critical elements in Romania’s National Security Strategy 2007 are highlighted, accompanied by a layout of the volatile security environment, energy prospects, economic opportunities and Iran’s stances in these regards. The analysis is eventually framed by several remarks and recommendations for the bilateral relation Iran-Romania and multilateral formulas, from the current status to conceivable adjustments, or even to a reconsideration of paradigm.