Event – CEEC policy brief: the US leadership in enhancing Black Sea regional security

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is spurring the US and NATO members to revisit security in the Black Sea region. This online event took place on Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT.

The panel aimed at examining the new bipartisan Black Sea Security Act (S.4509) and the United States’ new policy toward the six countries of the region (Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey) that hold the keys to the collective security of the US and NATO members.


Mr. Ian Brzezinski – Senior Fellow Atlantic Council

Ambassador Kurt Volker – Former US Ambassador to NATO

Michael Hikari Cecire – Senior Policy Analyst – U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Moderated by:

Michael Sawkiw – Director, Ukrainian National Information Service