By Stephen Blank (3/13/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)
BACKGROUND: Russia is an American ally in the war on terrorism, and Russian-American intelligence sharing on Afghanistan actually predates September 11. Indeed, the Russian media has alleged the existence of secret joint plots to assassinate Bin Laden or to invade Afghanistan, which were publicly denied before September, 2001. Since then, several Russian analysts like Sergei Rogov and Alexei Arbatov have asserted that Russia has contributed more than any other U.
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.
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