The Role of Nuclear and Gas in Romania-U.S. Relations

Author
Jakub Pieńkowski
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The close alliance between Romania and the U.S. is focused on defence. Their cooperation also extends to energy issues, particularly nuclear energy, gas transit to the Balkans, and extraction from Black Sea deposits. However, Romania’s interests in energy security are only partially convergent with the U.S. goals of eliminating China’s and Russia’s influence in the region and becoming a key gas supplier to Central Europe.
Topic
Defense Policy, Energy Policy, Bilateral Relations, Nuclear Power, Gas
Political Geography
Europe, Romania, North America, United States of America, Black Sea