Moldova’s Fragile Security Situation
Moldova’s security and future are closely linked with the outcome of Russia’s war against Ukraine. This is a decisive year for the country and its government with local elections approaching, in which manipulation by Kremlin proxies is expected, and an economy affected by the energy crisis and rising prices due to the war. In February a new prime minister and government were appointed – a move meant to address security concerns, hybrid threats, and energy dependence on Russia and Transnistria. The government seems prepared to address the threats, yet Moldova strongly depends on EU support.
Russia’s War Economy and the Impact of Sanctions on Military Production
With the Russian economy now on a war footing, if the West wants Ukraine to prevail in the war, it will not only have to sustain the delivery of weapons but also further tighten its sanctions regime against Russia.
Russia’s War Economy
Into the Blue Pacific
The EU’s Hasty Response to US Subsidies Is a Major Mistake in the Making
Enacting the EU’s precipitous Green Deal Industrial Plan in response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) would be a grave error. It would transform a modest transatlantic friction into a disorderly intra-European industrial confrontation.
The Disruption of Arctic Exceptionalism
Dossier: Russia’s War Against Ukraine
Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022, violated international law, shocked the global community, and brought war to Europe – along with fears of a nuclear escalation. In a policy statement three days after that war began, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz referred to the Russian invasion as a turning point in the history of the European continent – and announced a so-called Zeitenwende, a significant turnaround in Germany’s security and defense policy.
This dossier provides an overview of DGAP’s diverse expertise and activities on all aspects of the ongoing conflict.