Search: Russia,Transnistria (13 materials)


Great Powers Competition in Moldova

... corruption. This makes Moldova a potential laboratory for Chinese soft power and indirectly benefits both westerners and Russians. In view of the results of the November 2020 elections, it seems appropriate to pay attention to the rapprochement between Russia and Transnistria, a process that could be accentuated if Maia Sandu confirms her pro-western policy. Gaguzia could gain in importance, as a move towards the EU and NATO could lead to the resurgence of separatism in this region. Resources CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE ...


CIA National Intelligence Estimates on the Cross-Strait and Sino-Russian Relations

... continent. The CIA analysis thus lays the foundations for the Chinese strategy regarding the non-recognition of Kosovo ( de jure a part of Serbia before partial recognition in 2008) to weaken the West, and at the same time the non-recognition of Abkhazia, Transnistria, South Ossetia to weaken Russian, and the non-recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh to weaken Armenia. Beijing's policy in Europe regarding de facto and partially recognized states will have consequences for the recognition of Taiwan and vice versa . In this sense, the CIA underlines ...


Moldova in 2020–2021

... with a Frozen Conflict Andrey Devyatkov: Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization The forecast devotes a great deal of space to the Transnistria issue. The author correctly identifies the attempts of the European Union to “tame” Transnistria, Russia’s declining share in Transnistrian exports and the growing role of Moldova and Romania. The author predicts an aggravation in the current “trench war,” but notes that the sides are not in a position to take more radical steps. Indeed, this ...


Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... It is, however, evident that Russia will perceive the potential threats associated with Belarus very painfully and certain forces might attempt to take advantage of this. Moldova and Transnistria: continuing freeze Sergey Rekeda: The Union State of Russia and Belarus: Searching for a Development Vector Transnistria can be described as a textbook post-Soviet example of a frozen, unresolved conflict. The territory is entering the new decade with its status still unrecognized, which complicates economic and social development; it is in a diplomatic dispute ...


Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization

... compromise between Moldova, Transnistria, Russia, the European Union, the United States and Ukraine. Finally, Dodon is not fixated on the idea of federalization which, after 2003, became toxic in Moldova because it is associated with the notion of pro-Russian Transnistria and Gagauzia receiving disproportionate levers of influence on Moldova’s domestic and foreign policy. In this sense, it would appear more realistic for Transnistria to secure the status of an autonomous region, just like Gagauzia did. How ...


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... territorial integrity is still on the agenda and that integrity cannot be questioned. However, from the conflict perspective, there are no attempts to force changes, and changes appear to be unlikely in the foreseeable future. As for the conflict in Transnistria, there are some positive dynamics due to Igor Dodon’s victory in the presidential election. While frequent meetings of a post-Soviet state leader with the Russian counterpart are a rare occurrence, Dodon has already met twice with Vladimir Putin this year. Irina Bolgova: Russia’s Political Agenda in the Post-Soviet Space CIS and integration: In search of opportunities Alexander Gushchin , PhD in History,...


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... in the Transnistria conflict. On the one hand, it was involved in the negotiation process of a settlement understood as not a victory for Chisinau, but rather a political compromise between the conflicting parties. On the other hand, Moscow saw pro-Russian Transnistria as an outpost for its interests, a counterweight to the attempts of the United States and the European Union to minimize Russia’s influence in the post-Soviet space and to ensure European security [7] . The PMR was seen as an instrument ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

... (in Russian). [14] Council for National Security and Defense Registers Drones Coming from Transnistria. URL: (in Russian) [15] Transnistrian President Eugeny Shevchuk Gives Interview to Russian TV Channels. URL: (in Russian). [16] Protsyk O. Moldova's Dilemmas in Democratizing and Reintegrating Transnistria. Problems of Post-Communism....


Russia and the EU – Looking for Ways of Cooperation in the Common Neighbourhood: the case of the Republic of Moldova and Transdniestria

... fourteen interdepartmental agreements were signed between the Russian Federation and Transdniestria. In order to expand in the Russian market, it is necessary to promote the introduction of Customs Union standards in Transdniestria, as well as opening certification ... ... accredited with the Customs Union. Possible political space for compromises on trade-related issues Pavel Kandel: Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis From a technical point of view, Transdniestria and the Republic of Moldova could ...


Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis

... rosy. Although this takes nothing away from its drama. The most serious challenges arise due to two factors: the signing of an Association Agreement between Moldova and the European Union; and the policy of the new regime in Kiev, for which the pro-Russian enclave in Transnistria is as much of a thorn in its side as the breakaway Donbas region. The creation of a free trade area between Moldova and the European Union that does not include Transnistria could seriously damage the region’s economic situation, depriving ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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