The protracted conflicts across the post-Soviet space have returned to the center of regional and international politics over the past several months.
What next for Moldova?
Will Maia Sandu’s victory matter for one of Europe’s poorest country, which has been torn between Russia and the West for the better part of the past three decades?
Trade as a confidence-building measure in protracted conflicts: the cases of Georgia and Moldova compared
Published in 2019 in Eurasian Geography and Economics, my colleague Nino Kemoklidze and I investigate the extent to...
Linkage and leverage effects on Moldova’s Transnistria problem
Co-authored with John Beyer and published in East European Politics, this article asks what the impact is of geopolitical competition on conflict resolution and democratisation in the context of extensive and multi-directional linkages and leverage? Our analysis...
National and International Instruments of Minority Protection in Europe
National and international instruments of minority protection in Europe form a multi-layered framework that establishes minority protection not as a choice but as both a legal obligation and a pragmatic necessity. In this report, commissioned by the Institute for...
The Transnistrian Issue: Moving Beyond the Status-Quo
The EU has a clear opportunity to contribute to the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and prove itself an effective conflict manager and actor for stability and security in its own neighbourhood. This is a task that is not without challenges, but these challenges are of such a nature that the EU can, and must, confront them.
The Transnistrian Issue: Moving beyond the Status Quo
Analysing the current context of the Transnistrian conflict and drawing on an analysis of existing proposals for conflict settlement, this study offers a number of suggestions how a sustainable settlement could be achieved.
A resolvable frozen conflict? Designing a settlement for Transnistria
This article analyses a range of existing proposals that reflect the Moldovan, Russian/Transnistrian, and Mediators’ positions to date and proposes a framework in which these proposals, and the relative consensus they exhibit, can be accommodated.
Two decades of ‘frozen’ conflicts in the post-Soviet space
At the end of 2011, it will be twenty years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union but so-called “frozen conflicts” in Moldova, Georgia, and Azerbaijan stubbornly persist. Why, despite significant international efforts, has no settlement been achieved for these conflicts over the past two decades?