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Book Review: Belarus And Moldova: Country Studies

Belarus And Moldova:  Country Studies, by Helen Fedor Belarus and Moldova are the two post-Soviet states that are the most closely tied to Russia and are not coincidentally the two post-Soviet states that are the least successful in having moved … Continue reading

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Book Review: Republic Of Moldova In Images

Republic Of Moldova In Images, by Vitalie Coroban, Vlad Gaidas, Constanin Grozdev, and Vaerlie Volontir It is unclear why four people needed to write this book, although it is quite possible that the four people involved mostly did photography, because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moldova: Poverty Assessment

Moldova:  Poverty Assessment, by the World Bank Spoiler Alert:  This book was written in the 1990’s and Moldova is still an economic basketcase more than twenty years later.  To be sure, Moldova is less poor than it was before, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moldova Quo Vadis

Moldova Quo Vadis:  Neutrality And European Integration?  Problems Of Policy, by Igor Talcan This thesis is an interesting one and it looks at the problem of Moldova’s troubled attempts to integrate with Europe over the past thirty years in the … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

Today, for some reason, I did something I do from time to time. In looking at the plans and ideas and speculations for EU enlargement, I came across the stories about various secession movements within Europe and how they dealt … Continue reading

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Tunisia And The Wikileaks Revolution

Today the former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, resigned from power after twenty three years of (despotic) rule after weeks of protests against the lack of democracy withstood the pressures of the repressive powers of the police[1].  … Continue reading

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