Brief: In Moldova, an Election Russia Can’t Afford to Lose

A new party threatens to take votes from the pro-European bloc currently leading in the polls.

Background: The Republic of Moldova, together with Belarus and Ukraine, forms the buffer zone separating Russia and the NATO countries. Moldova’s cultural similarities with neighboring Romania, a NATO member which hosts a U.S. military base, combined with its reception of Romanian and EU aid make it the likeliest of the buffer states to slip away […]

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