It’s precisely for this reason why Russia won’t ever unilaterally abandon its partners in Transnistria like the Resolution demands that it do. The increasingly renewed attention being given by the West to the Transnistrian conflict portends its possible thawing.
Tag: South Ossetia
After February 2008 when Kosovo Albanian-dominated Parliament proclaimed Kosovo independence (without organizing referendum) with obvious US diplomatic support (unilateral recognition) with explanation that the Kosovo case is unique in the World (i.e., it will be not repeated again) one can ask the question: is the problem of the southern Serbian […]
Transnistrian claim for independence is being met with a certain degree of sympathy and understanding by some of the western experts. As an example, a Finnish political analyst and blogger Ari Rusila can be named; he usually presents the Transnistrian de facto statehood in quite a positive light, admitting, in […]
The national aspirations of peoples are governed by rank public relations schemes On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest internationally-recognized nation-state. As the result of a civil war truce and peace deal worked out five years previously, South Sudan and its former master, the Republic of […]
The South Caucasus has historically held a special place in the geopolitics of the leading European powers. For Russia, it was a gateway to the south, to the Black Sea and Mediterranean region and beyond—to the Middle East. For the major continental powers and the Ottoman Empire it was a […]
George Hewitt (UK) George Hewitt is the Professor of Caucasian languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, a fellow of the British Academy and the Honorary Consul for Abkhazia to the UK. He is visiting Abkhazia for over 30 years and publishes regularly on the history, languages and […]
Indira BARTSITS (Abkhazia) Abkhazia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Shamba, has expressed anger over the decision PACE made during its spring session to reaffirm its previous resolution on the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) took place in Strasbourg […]