By Khatuna Salukvadze (3/13/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)
BACKGROUND: Since February 27, the Russian media and parts of its political elite have been boiling hysterically, culminating with Nezavisimaya Gazeta’s explicit, if agonizing headline “Georgia, that we lost.” Prior to the news of the U.S.
By Yuri V. Bossin (3/13/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)
BACKGROUND: At least three potential issues may sow seeds of discord between the U.S. and Russia in the short term.
By Jeffrey Swedberg (3/27/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)
BACKGROUND: On February 15, 2002, the National Statistics Service of Armenia held a press conference announcing that there were 3,020,768 people in Armenia. The preliminary census data, collected from October 10-19, 2001, indicated that 950,000 Armenians have emigrated since the Soviet collapse in 1991. According to the United Nation's International Organization for Migration (IOM), Armenia has the highest rate of population outflow in the former Soviet Union.
By Mamuka Tsereteli (3/27/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)
BACKGROUND: In early 1994, Georgia emerged from two years of civil conflict with a collapsed economy, widespread crime and a weak government. It took a tremendous effort by the people and government of Georgia to implement a policy of stabilization. President Shevardnadze led that process.
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