Russian Federation, Defense and security policy/Armed forces, Regional and interstate conflicts, Political systems, Euro-Atlantic security, Military technology
03/2020 – 09/2020 Research Fellow/Visiting Scholar, NATO Defense College in Rome
2019 PhD (Political Science), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA
2015 – 2017 Senior Political Officer, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) field mission in Kyrgyzstan
2014 – 2015 Operations Officer/Reporting Officer, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
2006 MA in International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in New York, USA
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Russia opted not to discourage the escalation of Nagorno-Karabakh smoldering conflict into a full-fledged war. There are strong signs that this was a choice of strategy. As Dumitru Minzarari explains, Moscow was seeking a major improvement in its regional standing.
A conflict over natural resources has flared into serious border skirmishes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Lasting solutions will be hard to achieve, given the losses on both sides and the complex background. Dumitru Minzarari and Andrea Schmitz argue that efforts must concentrate on confidence building.