November 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Zoom Webinar

The Middle East Institute (MEI) Frontier Europe’s report “Election 2020: The Future of US-Black Sea relations” offers analysis of how US Administrations and their Black Sea policies have impacted Black Sea countries and recommendations for the next US Administration and its prioritizing of the region. Much is at stake for regional security and the Western role in the Black Sea. The US presidential election has coincided with elections in Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. Frontier Europe’s report reflected these shifting political and security dynamics and their implications on bilateral relations with the US. The MEI Frontier Europe Initiative in co-sponsorship with the Atlantic Council is pleased to host a discussion with scholars contributing to the report to discuss the reports’ outcome and reflect on how the role the next US Administration will play in Black Sea security.

How has the US election been reflected in the Black Sea region? What are the regional priorities for the US Administration in the years to come? How will the election results in Black Sea countries impact their foreign policies relations with the US?


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Dimitar Bechev
Senior fellow, Frontier Europe Initiative, MEI; senior fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

Melinda Haring
Deputy director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; senior fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Iulia Joja
Senior fellow, Frontier Europe Initiative, MEI

Gonul Tol, moderator
Senior fellow, Frontier Europe Initiative; director, Turkey Program, MEI