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Dr. Dumitru Minzarari

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia


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

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Defense and security policy/Armed forces, Regional and interstate conflicts, Political systems, Euro-Atlantic security, Military technology

SWP Publications (selection):

Dumitru Minzarari

The Russian Military Escalation around Ukraine’s Donbas

Risks and Scenarios for a Revised EU Policy

SWP Comment 2021/C 27, April 2021, 8 Pages


Dumitru Minzarari

Moldovan Presidential Elections Driven by Insecurity Not Geopolitics

President-elect Sandu May Have Found a Cure against Populism

SWP Comment 2020/C 59, December 2020, 4 Pages


External Publications (selection):

Dumitru Minzarari

The interstate conflict potential of the information domain

in: NATO Defense College, NDC Policy Brief, No. 19, November 2020.
Dumitru Minzarari

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Modern Conflict and Future Warfare

in: COVID-19: NATO in the Age of Pandemics, ed. Thierry Tardy, NATO Defense College, Research Paper, No.9, May 2020, pp. 41-50
Dumitru Minzarari, Vadim Pistrinciuc

A Problem Shared: Russia and the Transformation of Europe’s Eastern Neighbourhood

in: European Council on Foreign Relations, Policy Brief, 23 April 2020
Dumitru Minzarari

Disarming Public Protests in Russia: Transforming Public Goods into Private Goods

in: Stubborn Structures: Reconceptualizing Post-Communist Regimes, ed. Balint Magyar (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2019), pp. 385-412

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Dumitru Minzarari

Russia’s Stake in the Nagorno-Karabakh War: Accident or Design?

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.

Point of View, 12.11.2020

SWP Comments

Christian Wagner, Jana Lemke
India: An Ambivalent Partner for the West

Growing Commonalities, Growing Differences

Wolfram Lacher
Libya’s Flawed Unity Government

A Semblance of Compromise Obscures Old and New Rifts

SWP Research Papers

Daniel Voelsen
Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance

Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert
Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics