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Moldova's New President Promises a New Foreign Policy

Nov 29, 2016 | 09:45 GMT
In Moldova, a New President Promises a New Foreign Policy
Igor Dodon has vowed to strengthen Moldova's ties to Russia -- and re-evaluate its ties to the West.
(DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Moldova's new president, an ardent supporter of Russia, will no doubt be looking to make some changes to his country's foreign policy once he takes office. Socialist Party leader and President-elect Igor Dodon has long called for a re-evaluation of Chisinau's relationships with Russia, the European Union and the breakaway territory of Transdniestria, all of which could see important tactical adjustments in the months ahead. But as deeply divided as Moldovan society is, the next administration will have trouble forcing any substantial strategic shifts through....

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