On January 1 Romania took over the rotating chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana used his new pulpit to preach against a Russian sphere of influence in the former Soviet republics. “There can be no arrangements which would give certain countries more rights than others,” he said at a Security Policy Conference in Munich on February 4. He plans to use his OSCE position to strengthen democracy and nationhood in Moldova, Georgia and especially Belarus, where he likens President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Yugoslavia’s deposed leader Slobodan Milosevic. In Europe, he said, there is “one more dictator to go.”