Raluca Besliu

Raluca Besliu is originally from Romania, but currently lives in Belgium. She is interested in Romanian and Eastern European affairs, human rights issues, and global governance.


Russia and Ukraine’s Tug of War over Memory

Raluca Besliu looks at how evolving narratives of national history helped pave the way to war.

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Why Russia Finds Friends in Africa

Russia’s courtship of African nations since the Cold War era could be paying off.

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Russia’s Partnership with China is the Sign of a New World

Since Russia has been looking east to lessen its dependence on the West, how much will EU and US sanctions hurt?

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The Power Struggle Derailing Romania’s Vaccination Campaign

Romania's vaccination campaign conceals a power struggle which could push the country past breaking point.

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The Technology That Could Alter Human Nature

Raluca Besliu examines the implications of a proposed AI implant for the human brain.

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The Romanian Protest Wave: A Path to a New Political Era?

The actions of citizens taking to the streets to call for political change have had a defining impact on Romania's recent history and continue to shape its politics.

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Referendums in Romania: A Route to Political Capital

Referendums in Romania have been instrumentalised by various political actors as strategies to increase legitimacy and popularity.

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