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Angela Grămadă

Angela Grămadă, Analyst

Angela Grămadă is the Chairperson of the Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs, Romania, an expert specializing in research on the ex-Soviet space, especially on the study of relations between the Russian Federation and the member states of the Eastern Partnership. She authored several indepth analysis and study projects aimed at researching domestic and foreign policy processes in Ukraine.

8 articles - Angela Grămadă:
Ukrainians believe in victory, are partial to Euro-Atlantic integration and keep a critical eye on the authorities

Ukrainians believe in victory, are partial to Euro-Atlantic integration and keep a critical eye on the authorities

Most Ukrainians believe their country will win the war against Russia, reads a recent survey carried out by the International Republican Institute. The study also reveals that Ukrainians continue to argue in favor of Euro-Atlantic integration, although their perception of NATO reported fluctuations due to delays or readiness to provide military assistance, and they remain critical of their elected officials, despite the war.

Angela Grămadă
07 Sep 2022
The anti-oligarch law in Ukraine: a necessary measure, or a step towards an authoritarian regime?

The anti-oligarch law in Ukraine: a necessary measure, or a step towards an authoritarian regime?

In recent years, Ukraine has taken a series of measures to secure its information space, affected both by Russian manipulation and disinformation campaigns, and by the influence of some oligarchs pursuing their own interests. The measures include a law aimed at taking the media away from the control of oligarchs. The effect has been more state control over the media, and the question arises whether it is a temporary situation, justified by the war, or a regression of Ukrainian democracy.

Angela Grămadă
12 Aug 2022
How Georgia failed to get the EU candidate status after being praised for years for its reforms

How Georgia failed to get the EU candidate status after being praised for years for its reforms

Georgia was once considered the most reformist and pro-Western country in the former Soviet Union, with the exception of the Baltic republics. However, the last decade was marked by a slowdown in reforms and a rapprochement with Moscow, and the result was that Georgia did not receive the EU candidate status along with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Angela Grămadă
05 Jul 2022
Do Russians fear Volodymyr Zelensky?

Do Russians fear Volodymyr Zelensky?

In the months that have passed since the start of Russia’s massive attack against Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has turned out to be a remarkable leader. He didn’t flee, didn’t betray the people who put him in office, said no to illicit dealings and didn’t trade off the sovereignty of his country. The Russians tried to reach him during the first hours of the invasion. Is Moscow afraid of president Zelensky and the ideas he stood up for even before the war broke out?

Angela Grămadă
03 Jun 2022
How Russians feel about the “special operation” in Ukraine and how long before Putin’s approval rating subsides

How Russians feel about the “special operation” in Ukraine and how long before Putin’s approval rating subsides

A survey carried out by an independent center a month since the start of the war in Ukraine shows massive support from the Russian population for the so-called “special operation”, as well as for the Putin administration. The support might diminish as the people start feeling the effects of the conflict and of international sanctions.

Angela Grămadă
05 May 2022
“The People’s Republic of Kherson” – another failure disowned by the Russians. Moscow’s attempt to create new separatist entities and Ukraine’s resistance

“The People’s Republic of Kherson” – another failure disowned by the Russians. Moscow’s attempt to create new separatist entities and Ukraine’s resistance

Despite its overwhelming superiority in terms of military strength, Russia did not attain any notable objective in Ukraine, primarily due to the Ukrainians’ staunch resistance. Evidence of that can be found in the territories occupied by the Russian army, where the population refuses to accept occupation forces and the few local collaborators the Kremlin is trying to impose in key leadership positions.

Angela Grămadă
07 Apr 2022
The recognition of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and the war in Ukraine – the beginning of the end for Putin?

The recognition of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and the war in Ukraine – the beginning of the end for Putin?

The recognition of the separatist republics in Donbass, which was an intermediate step towards the total invasion of Ukraine, could prove to be one of Putin's biggest mistakes and the beginning of the end for his regime.

Angela Grămadă
03 Mar 2022
Petro Poroshenko stands accused of treason: a sign of judicial reform in Ukraine or political score-settling?

Petro Poroshenko stands accused of treason: a sign of judicial reform in Ukraine or political score-settling?

Petro Poroshenko allegedly abused his office to help the separatist regions in Donbas export coal to Ukraine, thus contributing to financing the rebel forces. The former president claims the inquiry is a political gunfight, and other voices have criticized the timing for making these allegations, considering the growing tensions on the Russian border.

Angela Grămadă
01 Feb 2022