• Bogdan ȚUȚUIANU Defence Staff



maritime domain; hybridity; maritime strategy


Maritime strategies have always been part of the solution to strengthen maritime security. in the currently changing geopolitical environment, they apparently need to be readapted to threats that are completely different from the ones in the past: the hybrid ones. in order to cope with this mutant threat comprising all the elements making up the hybrid phenomenon, there is an acute need for revised and even innovative strategic response options. The aim of the paper is to prove that the only way of offering decision-makers a coherent and fully integrated vison, meant to ensure the security of maritime traffic and infrastructure, is the implementation of an adequate maritime strategy. Although it may not be a universal and fully guaranteed solution in this regard, the conclusion of the article shows that it is the only viable and decent answer to the ongoing maritime hybridity.

Author Biography

Bogdan ȚUȚUIANU , Defence Staff

Born on March 4th, 1972, in Slobozia, Ialomița, Captain (Navy) Bogdan ȚUȚUIANU has been working in the Operation Directorate, Romanian Defence Staff, since 2010.

He is a 1995 graduate of Naval Academy, Constanța, has a Master’s degree in Joint Command – Navy, obtained in 2010 at “Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest, and is also a 2020 graduate of National Defense College. 

During his career, he was assigned to various duties in the Romanian Naval Forces, between 1995 and 2008, in the field of navigation and command, respectively in the Defence Staff in the field of operations and strategic planning.

After graduating various courses in Finland, Turkey, Great Britain and participating in various national and international exercises and missions, between 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 he served in the United States Central Command, Tampa, Florida as an embedded officer in the Combined Strategic Analysis Group/CCJ5, respectively as Romanian Senior National Representative.


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