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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorCisleanu, Radu Constantin
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:24Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44538
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis assesses the political and military challenges facing the Republic of Moldova, as an armed neutral in the regional security architecture of the Black Sea Basin. The eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) has turned the Black Sea region into an area of overlapping partnerships, programs, and projects geared toward stabilization, development, and preparation for integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions. Past experience shows that national security is closely connected to regional security, which requires close attention to political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, ethnic, and energy factors. The new geopolitical configuration in the Black Sea region presents both challenges and opportunities for Moldova to promote regional and national security through bilateral cooperation with neighboring countries and broader international engagement and relations with the European Union and NATO. In view of this complex situation, the pursuit of a policy of armed neutrality may be the best approach for promoting the national interest and security of Moldova. Such political positioning would provide the country with opportunities for working efficiently with both neighboring nations and the West, as well as maintaining good relations with the dominant political, military, and economic force in the region—the Russian Federation.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titlePolitical and military challenges of the Republic of Moldova in the context of security in the Black Sea Basinen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMatei, Florina Cristiana
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorRepublic of Moldovaen_US
dc.subject.authorBlack Sea Basinen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorNational Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorRegional Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorEnergy Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity Policyen_US
dc.subject.authorInternational Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.authorNational Interesten_US
dc.subject.authorNational Autonomyen_US
dc.subject.authorNeutralityen_US
dc.subject.authorCooperationen_US
dc.subject.authorFrozen Conflictsen_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.authorRussian Federationen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Republic of Moldova Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy & Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy & Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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