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President Vladimir Putin’s self-created image of statesman fielding the Syria crisis and hosting major summits is seen by many in the West as part of stealthy manoeuvring on his part to place Russia back into a position of Cold War-era power. And with that power has come increasingly vocal threats to a number of post-Soviet countries with whom the European Union is...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Euro-optimism within Moldova - one of the poorest, but one of the most dynamic economies in Europe - is being dampened by its unsettled conflict with Transnistria, a 400 km strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine. The self-proclaimed state of Transnistria is the most significant potential obstacle to Moldova’s future prosperity and successful European integration...