Security Implications of the Russification Policy
Air War College Maxwell AFB United States
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The forgotten conflict of Transnistria is one of the latest frozen conflicts in the post-Soviet era. Today, a ceasefire is in place and life is relatively peaceful there is no ongoing fighting, but the situation is far from stable. In the 1990s, regional actors such as the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE have misunderstood the causes of the conflict, and thus have promoted unsuccessful solutions. Later, in 2008, the instruments employed by Russia in the Transnistrian conflict were also used in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the Georgian conflict.1 Considering that a similar situation is currently underway in Ukraine, we must understand the roots of the ethnic conflict within the former Soviet Union space.
- Government and Political Science