Wednesday, 25 September 2002

PROTEST MARCH ABORTED IN KYRGYZSTAN

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By Gulzina Karim kyzy (9/25/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

The protest march to Bishkek, which began on September 4 and which involved some 1000 protestors, stopped on September 13 after a memorandum was signed as a compromise agreement between senior government officials and opposition parliamentarian Azimbek Beknazarov.  The halting of the march was in general perceived as a good sign, the main result of which is believed to be the avoidance of renewed bloodshed.  However, the way the memorandum was achieved is evoking different reactions among people and the fulfillment of the obligations listed in the agreement from the part of the government is already being put under question.

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By Marat Yermukanov, Kazakhstan (9/25/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

To many in Kazakhstan, Islamic fundamentalism and global terrorism are something vague and ominous. Some political analysts, however, are convinced that the new geopolitical situation taking shape in the wake of the American-led war against Taliban in Afghanistan offers a rare chance to Kazakhstan to gain a leading position in Central Asia.

Hardly a week passes by in Kazakhstan without national television carrying images of gas-masked young soldiers of anti-terrorist detachments or special task forces bravely crushing their imaginary enemies on training fields.

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By Gulnara Ismailova (9/25/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

On September 18, the building of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline was launched in Baku. The significance of this event was illustrated by the presence of the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliev, Georgia, Eduard Shevarnadze, and Turkey, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, as well as the U.S.

Wednesday, 25 September 2002

TAJIK HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS IN DANGER

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By Konstantin Parshin is a freelance journalist based in Tajikistan (9/25/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

According to the Tajik Emergency Ministry of Tajikistan, the landslide at the Baipaza hydroelectric plant is still a real threat for the plant itself and for the settlements located downstream the river Vahksh in the southern Khatlon province, unless action is taken to prevent the slide forming a dam and blocking the flow of the river. Lately (in September), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) declared an earmarking of a $5.3 million loan to Tajikistan to prevent the disaster.

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