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Moldova (re)balancing its foreign policy
Moldova (re)balancing its foreign policy

Author(s): Denis Cenusa
Subject(s): Governance, Political history, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Comparative politics, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Moldova; Foreign policy; Government; Russia; authentic democratisation; pro-Russianness; Political relations;

Summary/Abstract: Since the first days of independence in 1991, the political class in Moldova has chosen to tie the country’s foreign policy to a bifurcated East-West orientation. This is reflected in the state’s governance as leaders constantly search for quick fixes from the outside. Thus, this geopolitical oscillation has become a modern Moldovan political tradition with the foreign policy dichotomy as a sort of “trademark” used to quickly interpret, not always accurately, public perceptions or the conduct of the political parties by observers both at home and abroad.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 03 (41)
  • Page Range: 76-81
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English