ORCID: Agnieszka Legucka: 0000-0002-9438-2606
Wydanie: Lublin 2013
The aim of this article is to analyze four of the Post-Soviet confl icts which are not yet ended, and which are referred to by same authors as “frozen conflicts”. After 20 years, chances to find sustainable settlement to prolonged confl icts in the South Caucasus and Moldova have not improved considerably. The existence of quasi-states such as Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria on the territory of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova is dangerous for the security in the Eurasian region. Frozen conflicts are the phenomena occurring in the Post-Soviet area. These conflicts became Russia’s geopolitical instruments of her foreign policy towards the Post-Soviet countries to help her build her own space of influence. Another function of frozen confl icts is to consolidate people around the political elite of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova, usually against a common external enemy. In this aspect the process of defrosting confl icts means the possibility of changing the status quo of those quasi-states, i.e. Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria.