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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

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

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool

Muriel Asseburg, Hamidreza Azizi, Galip Dalay, Moritz Pieper
The Covid-19 Pandemic and Conflict Dynamics in Syria

Neither a Turning Point Nor an Overall Determinant

SWP Research Papers

Andrea Schmitz
Uzbekistan’s Transformation

Strategies and Perspectives

Franziska Smolnik
Cooperation, Trust, Security?

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension