The depth of the deadlock? Underlying themes in the Georgian-Abkhaz and Moldovan-Transnistrian post-Soviet conflicts

Nina Lutterjohann*

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Abstract

Despite nearly three diplomatic decades of tracks and negotiations, the Georgian-Abkhaz and Moldovan-Transnistrian conflicts have remained unresolved. While the article identifies that a part of the intransigence of the conflict parties’ positions exists in the effect of different layers of competing narratives that have created static positions, I argue that still more attention needs to be paid to the layers of the competing narratives by addressing two underlying themes: imagined victimhoods and alienated identities. The article thematises subtle and hidden aspects that have accompanied the negotiations but have not been addressed clearly, yet hold the potential for change.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalNational Identities
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date21 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Narratives Identity
  • Victimhood
  • South Caucaus
  • Eastern Europe

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