Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Dr. William Hill
Global Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Professor, National Defense University

Mr. Dumitru Mînzărari
State Secretary for Defense Policy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Defense
Republic of Moldova

Ms. Agnieszka Gmys-Wiktor
Program Officer, Europe
National Endowment for Democracy

Moderated by:

Mr. Mark Simakovsky
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies

Please join the Atlantic Council for our event, Russian Influence in Moldova, on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).

Since emerging from the Soviet Union as an independent country, the Republic of Moldova has faced various challenges. Moldova, together with Ukraine and Georgia, were “captive nations” of the former Soviet Union; today, the three countries are still affected by Russian interference. For Moldova, the autonomous region of Transnistria raises questions regarding the state’s path forward with various international bodies, and the Kremlin still has clear influence in Moldovan politics. With Moldovan parliamentary elections approaching this year, the stakes are high for Moldova’s future as a free, whole, and secure European state.

The Atlantic Council will convene a panel of experts to discuss Russia’s political, territorial, and social influence in Moldova, as well as Moldova’s future in Europe.

We hope you can join this timely discussion.

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