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dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:05:17Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:05:17Z
dc.date.issued1993-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26748
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe breakup of the Soviet Union has created a myriad of problems not the least of which is determining where each of the resulting states belongs in the world order and how each should develop international relations. Russia and Moldova are driven together by economic necessity and by the continuing conflict in the Dniester Republic of Moldova. While their relationship should be that of two sovereign states trying to solve a mutual problem, it has not been that simple. Both states are still searching for a direction for foreign and domestic policy. Russia is trying to balance her foreign policy emphasis between relations with the West and the Near Abroad. Moldova's inexperienced government is struggling in attempts to formulate both domestic and foreign policy. This thesis examines the Russian-Moldovan relationship at the national level, looking at how the countries are trying to defend national interests while developing relations. It will also examine how their bilateral relationship impacts their relations with other countries. The conclusion reached is that Russia is not willing to treat Moldova as a sovereign state. Russia is trying to maintain control of not just the bilateral relationship, but also relations between Moldova and other members of the international community. Russia maintains this control primarily by being uncooperative in talks designed to remove Russian troops from Moldovaen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/russiamoldovadev00smit
dc.format.extent71 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.classificationRussiaen_US
dc.subject.classificationMoldovaen_US
dc.subject.classificationForeign Policyen_US
dc.subject.classificationInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.classificationDniester Confhcten_US
dc.titleRussia and Moldova: developing relations between two countriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPatenaude, Bertrand
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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