The Protracted Conflicts in Eastern Europe
The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invited to a discussion about the protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe.
In Eastern Europe, so-called protracted conflicts are being played out in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan. What are these conflicts really about, who are the conflict parties and what is the role of Russia? What are the opportunities and limitations of the various conflict resolution processes that exist? And what could be done to increase the chances for conflict resolution and restored respect for the European security order – or at least prevent a worsening of the situation?
An online discussion about these and related questions was held following the publication in November 2021 of two new SCEEUS reports:
- Conflict-Solving Mechanisms and Negotiation Formats for Post-Soviet Protracted Conflicts: A Comparative Perspective
- Russia’s instrumentalisation of conflict in Eastern Europe – the anatomy of the protracted conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova
The reports are part of a series of SCEEUS Reports on Human Rights and Security in Eastern Europe.
Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
John Zachau, analyst at the Stockholm Centre of Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at UI; served as a reporting officer in the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia 2009-2012 and as a Swedish diplomat in Moscow 2012-2015 and in Berlin 2015-20.
Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Foundation.
Veronika Bard, ambassador and head of the Swedish OSCE Delegation 2007-2012, Swedish ambassador to the Russian Federation in 2012 - 2015, Ambassador and permanent representative of Sweden to the UN and the international organisations in Geneva, 2015-2020.
The webinar was moderated by Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Stockholm Centre of Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at UI.