• Strategic Europe
    Tales of Transformation From Hungary, Romania, and Moldova
    Judy Dempsey February 26, 2015

    EU support and membership can help post-Communist countries become modern democracies, but it is citizens who have the power to complete—or reverse—those transformations.

  • Strategic Europe
    Why Moldova Matters to the EU and Russia
    Judy Dempsey December 1, 2014

    The recent parliamentary election in Moldova has sharpened the competition between the EU and Russia. Moldova’s pro-Western political parties have their work cut out.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Echoes of the Ukraine Crisis in the South Caucasus
    Maxim Suchkov October 24, 2014

    The Ukrainian crisis has shown to the South Caucasian states that deciding between European and Eurasian integration comes at a high price, but that indecisiveness is an even worse path.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Games of Bluff in Moldova
    Thomas de Waal October 22, 2014

    The biggest current dangers for Moldova lie not in the unresolved Transnistria conflict, but in domestic Moldovan politics.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    For Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia Free Trade with Europe and Russia Is Possible
    Sergei Aleksashenko July 3, 2014

    There are few if any reasons for Russia to worry about an immediate negative impact on trade and economic interests of signing of the AA/DCFTA by Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The Russian government’s position is more likely to reflect concerns about the loss of geopolitical influence rather than trade and economic relations.

  • Strategic Europe
    Moldova, a European Neighborhood Tragedy in the Making
    Jan Techau May 20, 2014

    Moldova’s age-old status as an in-between territory is looking increasingly unsustainable. The country’s leaders need to finally address its deep internal divisions.

  • Strategic Europe
    NATO Must Avoid New Cold War Borders
    Judy Dempsey April 10, 2014

    Vladimir Putin is drawing new borders between Russia’s neighborhood and the West. Yet that will not deter the peoples of Eastern Europe from aspiring to Western values.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Transnistria: A Gathering Storm
    Dmitri Trenin April 7, 2014

    Moldova’s government wants association with the EU, but is committed to the “reunification of Moldova” by means of “re-integration” of Transnistria. The reality, however, is that Moldova can be made whole only if it decided to turn east rather than west.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russian-Western Confrontation: Prepare for a Long Haul
    Dmitri Trenin April 4, 2014

    For the U.S. public and its political establishment, Russia is back as an adversary. Having taken on U.S. power, the Russian state will need to be very smart—and very good—to withstand the confrontation.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Watching Moldova
    Thomas de Waal March 12, 2014

    If Vladimir Putin has a new doctrine of intervention, Moldova is vulnerable. But thus far both Chisinau and Transnistria have been quiet, while the crisis rages next door.


Carnegie Experts on Moldova

  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

  • Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.


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