The recently published special issue of East European Politics on 'International Linkages and the Dynamics of Conflict' (Vol. 32, No. 2, 2016), edited by Gwendolyn Sasse, is now free to access on-line until the end of September. The special issue focuses on the unresolved conflicts in the post-Soviet space. It reframes the discussion conceputally by analysing the conflicts through the prism of international linkages and offers up-to-date empirical data.