Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Challenges to Moldovan Security, Including Russian Destabilization Efforts
WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
“Moldova at a Crossroads”
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Rayburn House Office Building
Twenty-five years after its independence, Moldova is at a crossroads as it prepares for presidential elections scheduled for October 30. While it seeks to overcome significant internal challenges, the country is also squarely in the crosshairs of Russian destabilization efforts intended to maintain Moscow’s influence and strike at the foundation of Moldovan democracy.
Speakers will address continued threats to Moldovan territorial integrity and sovereignty; hostile Russian actions including disinformation campaigns, an economic blockade, and threatening rhetoric; and the roles of the Moldovan government and external actors, including the OSCE, in addressing Moldovan vulnerabilities.
The following experts are scheduled to participate:
- Ambassador William Hill, National War College, National Defense University
- Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center