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RO There are Russian interests behind the nationalist movement in Romania.

Interview with Rufin Zamfir for Ziare.com

September 2016

Russian propaganda is visible in Bucharest and must be assessed beginning with Moscow’s interests in Romania. We can speak of Russian interests inside the nationalist current, since stimulating nationalism is one of the main ways through which Moscow’s message permeates states where Russia has interests, according to analyst Rufin Zamfir, Program Director at Global Focus.

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RO A new division of Europe on the horizon?

By Oana Popescu

August 2016

Adevarul

Russia challenges the rules established on the European continent – yet it also challenges global order and US domination. This prompts the fear that a compromise between great powers would first of all sacrifice the interests of Eastern Europe, which are relatively minor compared to other international files.

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RO Beyond the five-year plan for this summit

By Oana Popescu

July 2016

Adevarul

Officially we are doing well. Due to Romania’s vague strategic stance, but also authorities’ concern with posing as champions of the Eastern flank, conclusions of the NATO Summit are now floating in a mist of confusion when it comes to a verdict: was it or was it not a success for Romania? The answer is no. We are, however, in a context of higher allied security.

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RO Article on Russians, Germans, Americans and a Iohannis that is teeny tiny bit lost among them

By Oana Popescu

June 2016

Adevarul

Iohannis went to Munich just as Romania’s football team usually goes to some game: he took part, but didn’t want the victory enough. It’s not only his fault: but also years of uninspired foreign policy that brought Romania to a marginal position. The president proves that he has understood how far he should go and along which lines. The pace of changes and global crises does not have the patience, however, for the head of state to get familiar with diplomacy: he must learn fast and deliver!

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