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Dr. Arkady Moshes is a senior researcher with the Finnish Insitute of Interational Affairs (FIIA), heading its Russia and European Union (EU) Program. Before joining FIIA, he held a variety of positions at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, including Head of Section for Security of Central Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region; Head of Section for European Security and Arms Control; and researcher in the Section for Military Political Studies and European Policy Department. Dr. Moshes has researched and written extensively on Russia’s policy toward the Western Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States, EU-Russian relations, and Internal and Foreign Policy of Belarus and Ukraine. His recent publications include Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union as an Opportunity for Nordic Actors (2006); “Russian Pressing and Europe’s Appeal,” The Orange Revolution: Versions, Chronicles, Documents (2005); “Reaffirming the Benefits of Russia’s European Choice,” Russia in Global Affairs (2005); “Europe in Search of Russia: Pragmatic Minimalism or Systemic Transformation?” Evropa (2004); and “Littoral States and Region Building Around the Black Sea,” The Black Sea Region: Cooperation and Security Building (2004). Dr. Moshes received his Ph.D. in History of International Relations from the Institute of Europe at the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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Authored by Dr. Arkady Moshes, Dr. Vitali Silitski.
In both cases, the interplay of domestic and foreign factors of security is critical to any grasp of the issues in Belarus and Ukraine and thus to sound policy analysis and policymaking in regard to them. This interplay is one of the defining features of the international security agenda that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Government grapple with on a daily basis.