Moldova between Russia and the West: Internal Divisions behind the Commitment to European Integration

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Series Details Number 110
Publication Date August 2018
ISBN 978-2-36567-893-3
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The traditional characterisation of Moldova as a bridge between two civilisations, Russian Orthodox and the West, seems to have become outdated.

Moldova is an example of a society divided between different geopolitical preferences and the conflict over Transnistria continues to reinforce the perception of uncertainty about the country’s future. It is quite natural that the geopolitical stand-off between Russia and the West—which worsened after the start of the conflict in Ukraine and the war in Donbass and evolved into a broad-based confrontation—has become almost the main item on Moldova’s domestic and foreign policy agenda.

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