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OSCE’s Involvement in Conflict Resolution Across the Post-Soviet Space

... OSCE monitored the development of the conflict, but did not play a significant role in its stabilization. Therefore, the mission was soon withdrawn due to controversy between Russia and the other member states of the organisation. The OSCE Mission to Moldova: Small Steps Policy The OSCE participated in the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict once its most acute phase had been overcome. In particular, the organisation was puzzled by the signing of a ceasefire agreement and the establishment of ...


Prospects for Transdniestrian Settlement Discussed at the Meeting with a Group of European Diplomats

... Mayr-Harting, Special Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process. Other RIAC guests included: Robert Gerschner, Plenipotentiary Minister of the Austrian Embassy in Moscow; Claus Neukirch, Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova; Kevin Tait, representative of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna; and Leo Vass, Second Secretary of the Swedish Embassy in Russia. In the course of the meeting the sides discussed state and prospects of the Transdniestrian settlement, Russia-Moldova ...


Great Powers Competition in Moldova

Moldova is the forgotten epicenter of tensions between the West and Russia Moldova is the forgotten epicenter of tensions between the West and Russia, located between Romania and Ukraine, with no direct access to the sea since the territorial changes ...


Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Moldova and Serbia among its ranks. It is difficult to imagine Georgia’s politics not being influenced by the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black ...


Moldova in 2020–2021

Moldova is most likely in for a protracted crisis The main reason why Pavel Kandel’s forecasts ( Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future : An Anthology, 2017) have panned out is not that some of the results of his analysis generally ...


Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... this sense, the country has successfully survived the previous several decades. It is, however, evident that Russia will perceive the potential threats associated with Belarus very painfully and certain forces might attempt to take advantage of this. Moldova and Transnistria: continuing freeze Sergey Rekeda: The Union State of Russia and Belarus: Searching for a Development Vector Transnistria can be described as a textbook post-Soviet example of a frozen, unresolved conflict. The territory is entering ...


Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue?

... the 10 th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, a political initiative the EU launched in 2009 for developing relations with six eastern countries of the former socialist bloc. The collaboration program with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was primarily intended as a means for introducing these countries to the European experience and approaches to developing their economies, political institutions and civil society. Given current events, however, Russia has a highly ...


Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization

How likely is a win-win situation? A number of events have taken place in the past few months sparking a new wave of conspiracy theories about the possibility of Transnistria reintegrating into Moldova in the near future. Some observers believe that the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, something only President of Moldova Igor Dodon would speak about until recently, is gradually turning into a tangible possibility. Is progress possible ...


Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...


Moldova - EAEU: prospects for cooperation

_ Yuri Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies, research fellow, IIASA. Moscow, 14 August 2017.IntroductionOn April 3rd, 2017 the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan and the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon signed in Chisinau a Memorandum of Cooperation and Understanding. [1] At the following summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Bishkek on April 14th, 2017 Heads of the Member States of the EAEU welcomed the intention of ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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