The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Current Situation and Prospects for Settlement

Lecture | April 30 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Anatolii Dirun, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Ethno-political conflicts are key factors affecting the level of regional security. Being complex in their “nature of origin”, they become protracted in the process of their settlement. Thus, the history of the Transnistrian conflict has been around for almost 29 years. The armed confrontation of the parties in 1992 complicated the elaboration of a political settlement formula. On the one hand, the political positions of Chisinau and Tiraspol are now far more distant than ever. On the other hand, throughout the entire period, a unique experience has been gained in the negotiation process, which allows us to ensure peace on the banks of the Dniester. In turn, this provides grounds for research, analysis of factors, and identification of patterns that affect the dynamics of conflict resolution.