Dumitru Minzarari

Dumitru Minzarari is a lecturer in security studies in the Department of Political and Strategic Studies at the Baltic Defence College. His research interests focus on modern warfare, determinants of military strategy, interstate conflict below the threshold of conventional war, including “hybrid warfare”, Russian foreign and security policies, and NATO deterrence on its eastern flank. Prior to joining the Baltic Defence College, he was a research associate with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (SWP), covering Russia’s domestic, foreign and security policies. He was also both a fellow and visiting scholar with the research division of the NATO Defense College in Rome. Dr. Minzarari’s policy experience includes working as a senior political advisor to the head of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Kyrgyzstan, holding expert positions with the OSCE field missions in Georgia and Ukraine and consulting the Moldovan government on security sector reform. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and his MA in international affairs from Columbia University in New York.