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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

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