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978-0-7391-7391-6 • Hardback • May 2012 • $129.00 • (£99.00)
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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.
Foreword, Jerzy Buzek
Chapter 1: Belarus: A Pragmatic Approach toward Moldova, Vladislav V. Froltsov
Chapter 2: Bulgaria: Relations with Moldova under the Influence of the Bulgarian Diaspora, Nicolai Tveatcov
Chapter 3: China: Policy toward Moldova under the Influence of Socialism, Lingqi Meng
Chapter 4: The Czech Republic and Slovakia: Partnership with Moldova for Transformation and Europeanization, Juraj Marušiak
Chapter 5: The European Union: From Ignorance to a Privileged Partnership with Moldova, Natalia Shapovalova and Jos Boonstra
Chapter 6: France: Unfulfilled Potential as a Major EU Partner of Moldova, Florent Parmentier
Chapter 7: Germany: Increased Attention toward Moldova?, Dareg A. Zabarah
Chapter 8: Hungary: A Supporter of Moldova’s Independence, András Rácz and Andrea Ambrus
Chapter 9: Italy: A Missing Actor on the Moldovan Regional Stage?, Davide Zaffi
Chapter 10: Lithuania: Restoration of Old Links with Moldova for New Goals, Laura Kirvelyte
Chapter 11: Poland: Rediscovering Moldova, Marcin Kosienkowski
Chapter 12: Romania: From Brotherly Affection with Moldova to Disillusionment and Pragmatism, Octavian Milevschi
Chapter 13: Russia: Relations with Moldova under a Paradigm of Ambiguity, Andrey Devyatkov
Chapter 14: Turkey: Politics of Balance and Caution toward Moldova, Özgehan Senyuva
Chapter 15: Ukraine: Inconsistent Policy toward Moldova, Vladimir Korobov and Georgiy Byanov
Chapter 16: United Kingdom: A Developing Engagement with Moldova, Ronald J. Hill
Chapter 17: United States: Rewriting the Post-Soviet Narrative in Moldova, William Schreiber
Chapter 18: Transnistria: A Policy of Denial, Containment and Separation from Moldova, Andrey Safonov
Stereotypes of Moldova as a Russian pawn or an EU protectorate are debunked by a well-known team of authors and insiders, revealing the nuts and bolts of national policies and interests vis-a-vis Chisinau. At last, Moldova: Arena of International Influences is an in-depth study probing beyond generic EU policies for Moldova; an excellent analysis of national policies.
— Wim van Meurs, History Department, Radboud University Nijmegen
This is a unique updated volume, which covers the broad spectrum of bilateral relations between Moldova and eighteen countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, Germany, and Italy, set within the foreign policy perspectives of each of these countries towards Chisinau. It is an excellent collection of essays, chock full of useful facts and details, which combines foreign policy diversity with common themes such as the Europeanization of Moldova.
— Robert Weiner, University of Massachusetts, Boston