ReportDec 15, 2023
A security strategy for the Black Sea
By Atlantic Council Task Force on Black Sea Security
This report outlines the strategic setting, regional challenges and threats, key planning assumptions, risk and risk mitigation, and finally DIME (diplomatic, informational, military, and economic) based recommendations for enhancing security and stability in the Black Sea region.
ReportApr 22, 2020
Moving out: A comprehensive assessment of European military mobility
By Task Force Co-Chairs: General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, USA (Ret.) and Ambassador Colleen B. Bell
Military mobility is the logical and critical next step to enhancing the twenty-first-century conventional deterrence posture throughout Europe, an essential part of the formula for keeping the peace.
Alex Serban is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative. He has over sixteen years of experience in government relations and is one of the top communication specialists and lobbyists in Romania. He also serves as president of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania and is a senior partner of Serban and Musneci Associates (SMA). He devised and managed public affairs and corporate relations programs for multinational companies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and interest groups across a broad range of industries (healthcare, retail, telecom, and defense). Before SMA, Serban served as an adviser to the prime minister of Romania on NATO and international security issues. He held senior positions in the private sector and NGOs and has been an active participant in international delegations and conferences. Serban holds an international relations master’s degree from Columbia University and an international studies bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. He has also participated in executive education training courses at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies (Germany), and the National Defense College of Romania complete his education.