Moldova: Arena of International Influences

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Marcin Kosienkowski, William Schreiber
Lexington Books, 2012 - Social Science - 286 pages
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Moldova: Arena of International Influences brings international perspective to Moldova's foreign relations since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Eighteen chapters analyze the policy toward Moldova of selected international actors: Belarus, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the unrecognized breakaway state of Transnistria. For these international actors, Moldova functions as an arena of influences--a sphere of intersecting interests, activities and, occasionally, competition. For the first time, leading experts and practitioners from many of the countries engaged in Moldova are brought together in a common language. The result is a detailed map of the international political landscape in Moldova, a chronicle of the past two decades, and a forecast of the country's future.

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1 Belarus A Pragmatic Approach toward Moldova
2 Bulgaria Relations with Moldova under the Influence of the Bulgarian Diaspora
3 China Policy toward Moldova under the Influence of Socialism
4 The Czech Republic and Slovakia Partnership with Moldova for Transformation and Europeanization
5 The European Union From Ignorance to a Privileged Partnership with Moldova
6 France Unfulfilled Potential as a Major EU Partner of Moldova
7 Germany Increased Attention toward Moldova?
8 Hungary A Supporter of Moldovas Independence
12 Romania From Brotherly Affection with Moldova to Disillusionment and Pragmatism
13 Russia Relations with Moldova under a Paradigm of Ambiguity
14 Turkey Politics of Balance and Caution toward Moldova
15 Ukraine Inconsistent Policy toward Moldova
16 United Kingdom A Developing Engagement with Moldova
17 United States Rewriting the PostSoviet Narrative in Moldova
18 Transnistria A Policy of Denial Containment and Separation from Moldova

9 Italy A Missing Actor on the Moldovan Regional Stage?
10 Lithuania Restoration of Old Links with Moldova for New Goals
11 Poland Rediscovering Moldova
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Marcin Kosienkowski, PhD, is assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. His research focuses on the post-Soviet area. He has published extensively on Moldova and its breakaway region of Transnistria. Among other works, he is author of The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Survival Determinants [Polish] (2010).

William Schreiber is a Millar scholar at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. He has written about the Central and Eastern Europe for Newsweek International, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

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