Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 5, No 1 (2015)

The Regional Dimension of Romania's Participation to the Anti-Missile Defense System

Florin Iftode


The current security environment is characterized by a high degree of instability and
unpredictability, through the manifestation of new risks and threats, especially those with asymmetrical
nature, by redefining the relations between the great powers, and increasing freedom of action of the
regional actors (state and non-state). At the international level, the end of the Cold War has led to a
fragmentation of efforts in the security field, with direct implications on the need for further efforts of
the international community coordination. In this era of profound change and transformation it is not
possible the adoption of an isolationist policy of security, but only in a broader context of
interdependencies and relationships between general trends, threats or challenges specific to a particular
area or geographic areas. Swift operationalization of the anti-missile system will strengthen the national
security both directly, through the protection it provides for the entire national territory, and indirectly,
as the system will have a deterrent important role, able to mitigate risks of possible attacks by ballistic
missiles. The role of deterrence will remove the risk of attack against any Allied territory on which, by
virtue of membership in NATO and obligations involved according to article 5 of the Washington
Treaty, Romania has also responsibilities.


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