Stefan Wolff

Prospects and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in the Post-Soviet Space

Co-organised with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Studies, the School of Government and Society and the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham, as well as the John Smith Memorial Trust, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies and the Specialist Group Ethnopolitics of the Political Studies Association of the UK, this conference takes stock of two decades of conflict and conflict management in the former Soviet Union, assessing the state of play in Moldova and the North and South Caucasus, and the prospects of international efforts to bring sustainable peace to conflicts in the region.

At the end of this day-long expert conference, I offered some concluding remarks on where we are and where might be going in terms of conflict management across this still volatile region. A write-up of the day’s proceedings is available as a conference report. Both documents can be downloaded following the link on the right.


4 July 2011




Locarno Suite, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London