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The Republic of Moldova - Geopolitical Options in Historical Perspective
The Republic of Moldova - Geopolitical Options in Historical Perspective

Author(s): Octavian Ţîcu
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Summary/Abstract: In a provocative and prophetic analysis of world politics after the fall of communism - Clash of Civilizations and the remaking of world order - Samuel Huntington, argues that "civilizations" have become the driving force in contemporary world politics, replacing nations and ideologies, and while nation states will remain the main unit of analysis in international relations, their behavior will not be influenced decisively by the rush for power and wealth(as the realism would suggest) but by culture and civilization. Although the book contains many interpretable and arguable things, the author is right when he says that belonging to a certain civilization is determined by the existence of traits that make this identity a common one while the relation to Western civilization was a matter influenced, over time, by multiple transformations of its frontiers, pressures exerted by competing "civilizations" and geopolitical options of some nations to become, in time, part of the Western civilization. The Republic of Moldova is also currently exposed to the alternative of identification with Western civilization, whose political, economic and social form is the European Union and by military extension the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This major geopolitical orientation, which is assumed by the Alliance for European Integration, is influenced and largely counteracted by the existence of another pole of "civilization" of Eurasian origin, seeking to bring Moldova into a customs union and / or supranational union, whose center of gravity is the Russian Federation

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English