Ukrainian service members fire a shell from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Moldova: Influence In Russian Irregular Warfare

By LTC Petru Mihalcea

Ongoing conflict in Ukraine highlights that the strategic environment of the 21st century is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. This is quite different from what was expected at the end of the Cold War. Rather than the “end of history,” an emerging multipolar world of contestation is increasingly wracked by conflict. Wars become blurred with peace, and the next crisis is difficult to predict. The result is that internal challenge by non-state actors, which has...