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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…

Riot police stand between protesters and a government building in Chisinau, Moldova, on Jan. 20 after the appointment of Pavel Filip as the country's new prime minister. (Reuters)

Amid Protests, Moldova Finally Appoints a Government

But its efforts to strengthen ties with the West will stir up ample resistance at home. Read more…


Eastern Europe: Finding Strength in Numbers

Countries in the region will increasingly rely on collective action backed by the United States to protect their interests from Russia. Read more…