November 9, 2012 (12:00 – 1:00 PM)
Law School Room 124
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
The Transnistria Conflict: Not Frozen
Transnistria is the last remaining major politico-military conflict in Europe’s geographic center. A brief but bloody conflict in 1992 left thousands dead and the region isolated between newly independent Moldova and Ukraine. After twenty years of accepting the conflict’s “frozen” status, all sides recognize that conflict resolution is key to enabling Moldova’s successful rise from poverty and further institutional integration with Europe, and in turn to developing a stable and secure geopolitical space in the states that lie between the borders of Russia and NATO/EU member states. Having recently conducted the third round of a Track II negotiation among stakeholders to the conflict, Mr. Rojansky will describe key issues, the interests of the major international stakeholders such as Russia, Ukraine, and the E.U., and address prospects for devising an enduring settlement.