Wednesday, 21 November 2001

LAKE ISSYK-KUL IS UNDER THREAT

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By Maria Utyaganova, student, International Relations Department, American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bi (11/21/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Kyrgyzstan’s famed Issyk-kul lake is in danger. Its water level is sinking by an average of 5 centimeters a year. The melting of glaciers is identified as the main cause of this development.

Published in Field Reports

By Aisha Aslanbekova (12/19/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

On November 7, the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic announced that an internal structural reorganization would be carried out in the higher educational institutions of the country. Kyrgyzstan has too many universities, an quality is far from conforming to quantity. The poor standards of university education, corruption in universities, and the prospects of unemployment that most of the Kyrgyz students face after graduation are problems that the ministry now seeks to address.

Published in Field Reports

By Aisha Aslanbekova (12/19/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

On November 7, the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic announced that an internal structural reorganization would be carried out in the higher educational institutions of the country. Kyrgyzstan has too many universities, an quality is far from conforming to quantity. The poor standards of university education, corruption in universities, and the prospects of unemployment that most of the Kyrgyz students face after graduation are problems that the ministry now seeks to address.

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By Gulnara Ismailova, a freelance journalist based in Baku, Azerbaijan (12/19/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

The religious factor is getting more noticeable in Azerbaijan. Only during the last few years,  actions were brought against leaders of Islamic parties, especially representatives of the extremist Islamic grouping “Jeyshullah”. Wahhabis are also often mentioned it this context.

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