Join host Gregory Feifer as he discusses the little-known former Soviet republic of Moldova, one of the important battlegrounds in the mounting confrontation between Russia and the West. Joining Greg are Jonathan Katz of the German Marshall Fund, Corina Rebega of the Center for European Policy Analysis, and Valeriu Pasha of Watchdog.MD.
Elections next week will be a key determining factor for whether the country can push ahead with democratic reform or slide back into Moscow’s corrupt orbit.
The stakes are large. Moldova is a so-called “grey zone,” where money laundering, trafficking and other crime is rife. If Western democracies don’t do enough to support their interests and ideals on Europe’s periphery, what will it say about their influence and the strength of the transatlantic alliance?
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Project Manager, WatchDog.MD Community
Fellow-in-Residence and Program Director, Center for European Policy Analysis
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.