Glen Johnson

Podcast: Moldova, a state stuck in the grey zone between east and west?

June 20, 2023 Le Monde Diplomatique

In this month’s podcast, Ukraine-based journalist Glen Johnson discusses his article in the June edition of Le Monde diplomatique, ‘Moldova’s stark choices about its future’. The key choice this landlocked former Soviet republic faces is over whether it should maintain its hitherto strict neutrality or seek protection under the NATO umbrella.

Johnson describes Moldova’s initial reaction to the war in Ukraine as ‘pitch perfect’. But since then, he says, its government has veered sharply towards ethnonationalism and taken an increasingly hard line on domestic security.

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