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

... removal and destruction of Russian ammunition and armaments”. The participation of the OSCE mission in the settlement of the crisis is ensured both through observers and through involvement in the negotiation process. The OSCE, along with Russia and Ukraine, is a guarantor of the 5+2 format. Over 28 years, the mission has helped to resolve a number of issues , including the opening of traffic on the bridge across the Dnieper River near the village of Gura Bîcului, providing Moldovan farmers with access to plots in the Dubăsari District of Transnistria, recognition of documents and license plates, etc. However, one cannot speak of a substantial intermediary contribution by the OSCE to the conflict resolution process. Progress ...


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

... contingent of this most turbulent of regions. The famous Georgetown University Professor of International Affairs and Government Charles King rightly noted that the post-Soviet order in the Caucasus (and this formula can quite easily be transposed onto Ukraine’s relations with Moldova) was not the natural result of the desire of individual nations for independence, but rather a reflection of the ability of the global community to accept one kind of secession but reject another. As a result, the secession of former republics ...


Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... Transnistria can be described as a textbook post-Soviet example of a frozen, unresolved conflict. The territory is entering the new decade with its status still unrecognized, which complicates economic and social development; it is in a diplomatic dispute with Moldova over the presence of a small Russian peacekeeping force on its soil and its relations with Ukraine have worsened owing to the latter’s contradictions with Russia. Unlike the other long-standing conflicts, however, the probability of the Transnistria situation escalating into an open confrontation remains extremely small. On the contrary, ...


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 negative perception ...


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...


The Armed Forces of Baltic and Eastern European States

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine The process of the breakup of the USSR into independent states naturally aggravated tensions between the newly formed countries. Unfortunately, political and economic disputes sometimes erupted into armed conflicts. Most of them resembled civil ...


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... significant part of the post-Soviet space around Moscow. To this end, the CIS format is essential for maturing relations with the states that are not part of narrower integration structures like the EEU in the first place. It is quite symbolic that Ukraine, regardless of the extreme deterioration of its relations with Russia, does not refuse to be a member of the CIS and its free trade area. This allows the CIS and the EEU member states to maintain the volumes of mutual trade at previous levels....


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... develop according to one of three scenarios. 1. Integration. A fundamental agreement between Russia (which is interested in having sanctions eased and restoring relations with the West) and the PMR on one side, and the United States, the European Union, Ukraine and Moldova on the other, would pave the way for the incorporation of Transnistria into a single Moldovan state. However, the following conditions must be observed: the country’s neutrality, non-bloc status and independence from Romania must be preserved; ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

....2015. URL: [3] Foreign Ministry: Moscow Concerned about Denial of Entry to Moldova for Russian Peacekeepers. URL: (in Russian). [4] Aggravated Peacekeeping: Moldova Exploits Ukraine Crisis. URL: (in Russian) [5] Secrieru, Stanislav. The Transnistrian conflict – new opportunities and old obstacles for trust building (2009–2010) // Southeast European and Black Sea Studies ...


“Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit

... virtually painless transition through the 2008-2009 economic crisis. This is too little for the thirteen countries of the last three EU expansions. It should be noted that, for all the questions regarding the professional competence of the governments of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, they can find a corresponding line on the Eurostats site. However, some of them apparently cannot: “We have always believed that Moldova, with its history and potential, could become the next success story in Europe, following ...


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