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The impact of army reform on assurance of national security. Case of Republic of Moldova

Author: Pleşca Valeriu
Degree:doctor of political Sciences
Speciality: 23.00.01 - Theory, Methodology and History of Political Sciences; Political Institutions and Processes
Scientific consultant: Ala Roşca
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Scientific council:


The thesis was presented on the 10 April, 2008
Approved by NCAA on the 19 June, 2008


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134 pages


the army reform, National Army, national security, military security, international security, consolidation of security, army forces, military reform, national defense, national interest, terrorism, globalization, international military cooperation, abiding neutrality, democratic control, democratization, modernization, reorganization, reform effects, military effectives, threats, risks, transdnistrian conflict, reform’s stages, social protection, legal frame, armies image.


One of the most important problems in modern political science and present social and political (internal or international) issues is to determinate the role of the army as the role of a national security institution. Moldovan National Army represents one of the most significant institutions strongholds of the national security system. This is why the reform aimed to improve National Army will consolidate and optimize implicitly the system of national security.

The first chapter of this thesis includes the theoretical and methodological ground of such phenomena as „national security”, „National Army”, „the army reform”. This infers the research and the analysis of the notions, conceptions, methodology, theories regarding the problems, perspectives and correlation between the National Army reform and the national security. These two phenomena are definitive for this research and they will be analyzed both particularly and in correlation.

The second chapter contains studies, analyses and descriptions of the army’s role in Moldova's security system establishment and consolidation. Also it is emphasized the National Armies role in the process of Moldovan states independence and sovereignty foundation. There are analyzed the threats and risks of Moldovan security and also the counteraction means offered by the National Army are examined. Simultaneously, the necessity and the impact of an army reform on the security system of the Republic of Moldova are examined.

The third part of the research is dedicated to the analysis of the army reform in Moldova proper. There are risen such issues as the reform essence, its impact on the optimization of the security system, the priorities of the reform, its effects and their characteristics.

This research helps to conclude that the army reform is necessary for an advanced security system. At the same time there is a need to reduce the negative effects of this reform on servicemen. Human factor should be one of its priorities.