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Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev (L) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis both face the challenges of guiding their nations between the European migration crisis and the Ukraine-Russia standoff. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Bulgaria and Romania: Caught Between Crises

The Russia-West standoff in Ukraine and the refugee crisis in Europe are buffeting Bucharest and Sofia, forcing them to assert their interest. Read more…


Why the West Should Pay More Attention to Moldova

The country will likely be Putin's next target in his quest to expand Moscow's influence in Russia's periphery. Read more…

People walk past a monument celebrating the Soviet victory over the German army in Tiraspol, Moldova, in April 2014. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Moldova: The Outsize Significance of a Small Country

Like neighboring Ukraine, Moldova is being torn apart in the conflict between Russia and the West. Read more…