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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 ...


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... territorial integrity is still on the agenda and that integrity cannot be questioned. However, from the conflict perspective, there are no attempts to force changes, and changes appear to be unlikely in the foreseeable future. As for the conflict in Transnistria, there are some positive dynamics due to Igor Dodon’s victory in the presidential election. While frequent meetings of a post-Soviet state leader with the Russian counterpart are a rare occurrence, Dodon has already met twice with Vladimir ...


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

The significance of the Transnistrian conflict is derived from three basic factors. The first is putting an end to the standoff between the Republic of Moldova and the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) by resolving political status issues and bringing about ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

Dilemmas for Pro-Russian Sentiments The deteriorating relationship between Moscow and Kiev may be having profound regional consequences, with the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic (TMR) becoming a clear victim due to the abruptly worsening international environment. The Russian public has focused on the military aspects, although the problem is multidimensional and armed confrontation breaking out ...


Russia and the EU – Looking for Ways of Cooperation in the Common Neighbourhood: the case of the Republic of Moldova and Transdniestria

... promote the introduction of Customs Union standards in Transdniestria, as well as opening certification and testing centres accredited with the Customs Union. Possible political space for compromises on trade-related issues Pavel Kandel: Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis From a technical point of view, Transdniestria and the Republic of Moldova could identify compromises for creating a regional free trade area, and could even expand it to include elements of a common economic ...


Transnistria in the Shadow of the Ukraine Crisis

In light of the events in Ukraine, the situation in Transnistria (the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) may seem rosy. Although this takes nothing away from its drama. The most serious challenges arise due to two factors: the signing of an Association Agreement between Moldova and the European Union; ...


RIAC and CMI Discuss Transnistria Settlement

... 4, 2014, the Russian International Affairs Council and Crisis Management Initiative headed by Marti Ahtisaari held the roundtable “ Russia and the EU: in Search for Ways for Cooperation within Common Neighborhood on the Example of Moldova and Transnistria .” The attendees discussed the political and economic aspects of the Russia-EU-Moldova-Transnistria dialogue with the focus on Transnistria settlement and the impact of the November 30 parliamentary elections in Moldova on its relations ...


Transnistria: A Gathering Storm

Even as Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's interior minister, vows to restore order in the country's east where thousands of protestors wave Russian flags and storm government buildings, a different kind of emergency is rising on Ukraine's south-western border. Transnistria, Moldova's breakaway region, has decided not to attend a meeting of the "5+2" group which has been seeking a diplomatic solution to the 24-year-old conflict along the Dniester. With reference to Crimea, Transnistrian authorities ...


CMI Expresses Gratitude to RIAC for Cooperation

... Andrey Kortunov received a letter of gratitude from Roxana Cristescu , head of CMI’s Program in Eastern Europe & Caucasus. The CMI is grateful for the event that has provided its team with ample forecasts about Russian policies toward Moldova and Transnistria, as well as Russia-EU interaction on aspects relevant to relations with them. The meeting has been of great significance for CMI and its future activities.


Transnistria: Time to Make a Choice

In Search for Partners Everyone knows how it feels to deal with a suitcase without a handle: you can’t carry it and you can’t drop it. In a way, this conveys the attitude toward Transnistria of most actors interested in settling this long-standing conflict, including the two sides (Chisinau and Tiraspol), mediators (Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE) and observers (the U.S. and the EU). Contemporary international politics presumes ...


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