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By Fariz Ismailzade (10/22/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: Incumbent President Heydar Aliyev stepped down 13 days prior to the race, thus ending his nearly 34 year long reign and paving the way for his son Ilham to succeed him. According to the final results from the Central Election Commission, Prime Minister Ilham Aliyev received 76.84 percent of the cast votes and his closest rival Isa Gambar of the Musavat party received 13.
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By Ariel Cohen (10/22/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: The CES is an ambitious project, aimed at maximizing Moscow’s political and economic power. The CES is multi-phase agreement, which proclaims that each member state will be able to control the speed of integration. However, the goal is ambitious: the free economic space should be completed in 5-7 years whereas the EU took over five decades to construct.
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By Stephen Blank (10/8/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: Shortly before the recent Putin-Bush summit, Vagit Alekperov, head of Lukoil, one of Russia’s premier oil firms, floated an interesting trial balloon. He proposed a joint U.S.
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By Rahimullah Yusufzai (10/8/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)

BACKGROUND: The Pakistan Army has achieved mixed results in its operations in the tribal areas since October 2001 when the U.S. military intervened in neighboring Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime and dismantle Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.

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Article S. Frederick Starr, America Inches Toward a Serious Central Asia Strategy AFPC Defense Dossier, June 3, 2020.

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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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