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A POSSIBLE ROMANIAN-AMERICAN NAVAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
A POSSIBLE ROMANIAN-AMERICAN NAVAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Author(s): Ioan Crăciun, Auraș Liviu Coman
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Welfare systems
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Montreux Convention; freedom of navigation; strategic partnership;
Summary/Abstract: How can the United States increase the responsiveness of US forces to reinforce the South-Eastern NATO flank in the Black Sea? Geopolitical changes have led to calls for the necessity to update the Montreux Convention. These restrictions can be avoided in this situation if the US would rent or lease at a reasonable price warships to the Romanian Navy that fly the Romanian flag, and are operated by a Romanian-American crew. Montreux Convention rules may be avoided by building an innovative partnership, a solid and reliable agreement between US Navy and Romanian Navy. Subsequently, a Multinational Task Group composed of American, Romanian, and Black Sea littoral countries’ ships can be consolidated. The result will be beneficial to the US, NATO, EU, and Black Sea countries.This naval partnership has to be created to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Deveselu, to rebuild a military and security power in the region, and change the balance of power.

  • Page Range: 210-219
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English