Cristian Vlas is a Europe Researcher focused on Belarus, Moldova, and Romania. His work experience includes four years of reporting on Moldova and the Transnistrian conflict settlement for, but also an ongoing consultancy project on the use of small arms and light weapons in Moldova at SEESAC's Armed Violence Monitoring Platform. Cristian has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Integration from the University of Pécs, Hungary.