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DNIESTER REGION IN THE GEOSTRATEGY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION
DNIESTER REGION IN THE GEOSTRATEGY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Author(s): Viorica Ticu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Russian Federation; Dniester Region; Republic of Moldova; Ukraine; Near Abroad; Geostrategy; Borders; Interests.

Summary/Abstract: This article represents a geopolitical and geostrategic analysis of the Dniester region, a geopolitical ensemble, formed from of the triangle Republic of Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine, located between two power centers – West and Russian Federation. The arguments will be presented according to several directions. The first one will describe the geopolitical decryption of the space we have mentioned, respectively determining the frameworks of a geopolitical analysis, allowing to understand the evolutions and the dynamics that marked this space. Then we will pass to the assessment of the region from the perspective of security dimensions, the delimitation of the Dniester zone as security region, pointing out the wide significance the concept got since 1991 and which has to be taken into consideration also in the case of this region. Recently, to these favorable premises concerning the geostrategy and security region joined another one, as important and with a potential that cannot be ignored. We speak here about the geostrategic situation of the Dniester region in the light of the Ukrainian crisis that makes the interest for the Dniester region to increase; plus the necessity of a global strategy becomes more vital. We will review these geopolitical evolutions, which announce significant geostrategic changes with direct impact on the Dniester region.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 54-63
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English