THE CABLE PODCAST: Battleground Moldova

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?

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Guests

JONATHAN KATZ

Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

 

VALERIU PAŞA

Project Manager, WatchDog.MD Community

 

 

CORINA REBEGEA

Fellow-in-Residence and Program Director, Center for European Policy Analysis

 

 

Host

GREGORY FEIFER

Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

 

 

The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.

Lead image credit: https://www.moldova.org/en/thousands-protest-chisinau-mixed-electoral-system-proposed-democrats-socialists/