Reflections on Negotiation and Mediation:
 The Frozen Conflicts and European Security

March 19, 2009, by William H. Hill  

The SRC hosted an official luncheon on March 6 for the Winter International Symposium: “The South Ossetian Conflict and Trans-border Politics in the Black Sea Rim.” The speaker was William H. Hill, currently a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC. Dr. Hill, a retired Foreign Service officer, is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, East-West relations, and European multilateral diplomacy. Most recently he served two terms – January 2003-July 2006 and June 1999-November 2001 – as Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova. As Head of the OSCE Mission, he was charged with negotiating a political settlement to the Transdniestrian conflict and facilitating the withdrawal of Russian forces, arms, and ammunition from Moldova.



*The views expressed in the essay belong solely to the author and do not represent the official position of any organizations to which the author is permanently or was temporarily affiliated.


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