Spiraling to Ethnic War: Elites, Masses, and Moscow in Moldova's Civil War

@article{Kaufman1996SpiralingTE,
  title={Spiraling to Ethnic War: Elites, Masses, and Moscow in Moldova's Civil War},
  author={Stuart J. Kaufman},
  journal={International Security},
  year={1996},
  volume={21},
  pages={108-138}
}
  • S. Kaufman
  • Published 23 January 1996
  • Political Science
  • International Security
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