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By Kemal Kaya (11/7/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: Turkey was among the first countries to recognize their independence of the newly independent states, and over  time, relations intensified in various areas. Especially after awareness of the vast oil and gas reserves in the Caspian basin grew, Turkey, like many other countries, developed interest in these vast energy sources. Apart from strategic political objectives, it has a fast-growing demand for energy consumption domestically and sees additional revenue opportunities in the transportation of these resources to world markets through its soil.

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By Maria Sultan (11/7/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: The 1990s has been an era of many surprises in South Asian power politics, characterized by Indo -Pakistani rivalry and the influence of great powers, mainly China and the U.S. The end of the cold war was thought to bring about a noticeable de-escalation in the level of tension in the numerous conflicts in the third world.

Wednesday, 07 November 2001

A FEDERATED AFGHANISTAN?

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By S. Frederick Starr (11/7/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BAKGROUND: Like all its neighbors, including Iran and Pakistan, Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic land.  Pashtuns are the largest group and Tajiks a distant second, followed by Hazaras, Uzbeks, and Turkmens.  Obviously, any government that is to be legitimate must be organized in such a way as to assure fair representation for all.

Wednesday, 03 July 2002

THE TURKMEN CHALLENGE

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By Stephen Blank (7/3/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: Since independence in 1991, Niyazov has ruled Turkmenistan with an iron hand and through a suffocating and omnipresent cult of personality. This dictatorship, evidently far worse than the preceding generation of Soviet rule, has brought Turkmenistan to the brink of disaster and also apparently triggered substantial, if not yet overt, mass and elite disaffection. There is a virtual absence of civil society, and if reports by dissidents are true, there also is a high degree of likelihood of a failing state in the event of a transfer of power.

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The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a biweekly publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center affiliated with the American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC., and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. For 15 years, the Analyst has brought cutting edge analysis of the region geared toward a practitioner audience.

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