Conflict Resolution in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood

This paper was commissioned by the European Policy Centre and co-authored with Amanda Akcakoca, Thomas Vanhauwaert, and Richard G. Whitman. It analyses the impact of the war between Russia and Georgia on the EU’s ability to manage conflicts in the wider eastern...

Overcoming Political Deadlock in Gagauzia

This report, prepared for the then-EU Special Representative for Moldova, offers some observations on how the political deadlock in Gagauzia following elections to the entity’s assembly could be overcome.  The report is part of my long-term project on Conflict...

The Distribution of Competences between Centre and Autonomy

This report was prepared for a meeting, organised by the European Centre for Minority Issues, with Moldovan and Gagauz officials, aimed at assisting them in resolving their differences over the interpretation of the 1995 Law on the Special Status of Gagauzia. It...