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Annual Ion Raţiu Lecture: Transnistria – Quo Vadis?
December 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Transnistria’s upcoming presidential elections on December 11, 2016 offer an opportune moment to assess the political and economic situation in the breakaway autonomous region. The situation in Transnistria must be considered against the background of the increased tension in East Central Europe between Russia and its neighbors Moldova and Ukraine and the implications for relations between Moscow, on the one hand, and Washington and Brussels on the other. The lecture, delivered by Dr. Dennis Deletant, Visiting Ion Ratiu Professor of Romanian Studies, will consider to what degree the financial interests of the economic and political elite in Transnistria converge with the geo-strategic interest of Russia and how far the pursuit of these interests will affect Moldova’s aim to restore its territorial integrity.
A reception and light refreshments will follow the lecture.