EARLY WARNING REPORT REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
The new OSCE plan to end the decade-long conflict between Moldova and the separatistTransnistrian Moldovan Republic has stirred up emotions in Chisinau. The Politics section of thismaterial argues that, while it may be well intentioned, the plan is likely to fail like all the others beforeit, because it is unrealistic. No workable federal arrangement can be reached, and no free and fairelections held on all Moldovas territory, before the substantial disarmament of parts is implementedunder neutral international supervision. Unfortunately this is not likely to happen until the majorinternational actors understand the importance of transforming Moldova into a stable and reasonablyfunctional state -“ primarily the EU, who is going to share a border with it soon. It is important that theWest commit some effort and resources to achieving this long-term goal.
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