29 January 2016
Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines
From January 20 through 24, tens of thousands of angry protesters rallied in Chisinau each day in -10° C (14° Fahrenheit) temperature to demand the...
21 January 2016
Regime Change in Moldova: Accomplished but Not Irreversible
On January 20, the Moldovan parliament approved the new government amid violent protests outside the building and opposition protests in the chamber....
15 January 2016
Moldova: President Versus Plutocrat
Moldova’s presidency remains the last institutional obstacle to a full takeover of power by the country’s wealthiest businessman, Vladimir Plahotniuc,...
14 January 2016
Plahotniuc Reshuffles Moldova’s Parliament, Claims Prime Minister’s Post
Moldova’s wealthiest businessman and shadowy politician, Vladimir Plahotniuc, finally stepped into the limelight on January 13 and announced his...
12 January 2016
Plahotniuc’s Power Base in Moldova: Allies and Instruments
The political influence of billionaire businessman Vladimir Plahotniuc expanded seemingly unstoppably in Moldova’s state institutions and political...
11 January 2016
Moldova Ungoverned, Close to State Failure
Literally in the final days of 2015, a new political constellation has emerged on the center-right of Moldova’s party spectrum that might yet open a...
10 December 2015
The End of Russia’s ‘International Isolation’: Potential Implications for Ukraine
The Islamist terrorist assault in Paris on November 13, traced in part to the Syria crisis, has conclusively broken what the Barack Obama...
10 December 2015
Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Potential Implications for Ukraine
Russia is angling for recognition as the West’s ally in combating “international terrorism.” This, ostensibly, is the rationale of Russia’s military...