Wednesday, 26 September 2001


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By Aziz Soltobaev, student of the American University in Kyrgyzstan (9/26/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

The Collective Forces of Quick Deployment (CFQD) of the Collective Security Treaty have been carrying out joint military exercises. The main goal of these exercises is the improve the CFQD to combat international extremist groups. It is assumed that the collective troops will become the force that will enable the member-states of the Collective Security Treaty to repulse the attacks of Islamic extremists on Central Asian territory, and possibly, the Afghan Taliban movement.

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By Maria Utyaganova, student, International Relations Department, American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bi (10/24/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

In Soviet times, not much information on damage to the environment caused by industrial growth and nuclear testing was available for public information. Such information was classified and banned from public view. Unawareness of the dreadful effects on the environment contributed to the idea of people being the masters of the nature who must extract and transform its “unlimited resources” for their own benefit.

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By By Gulnara Ismailova, a freelance journalist based in Baku, Azerbaijan (10/24/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Azerbaijan’s State oil company’s president recently declared that the much-debated Trans-Caspian pipeline will not be built. This puts another, perhaps final, nail in the coffin of this project that has been marred by the deteriorating relations between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan

At the OPEC general secretariat in Vienna,  Natig Aliev (head of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, SOCAR) released a statement on October 9 announcing that the planned Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project that was to supply Turkmenistan’s gas to Turkey via the territories of Azerbaijan and Georgia will not be realized. The Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, was scheduled to be laid from Turkmenistan to Turkey via the bottom of the Caspian Sea, and the territories of Azerbaijan and Georgia, to a length of 1700 Km.

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By By Andrei Emelin (10/24/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

The sovereignty of Kazakhstan more than 10 years ago carried with it the problem of drawing up of plans for foreign economic relations, including the foreign trade and specifically exports to external markets. For this purpose, a special state body on the realization of foreign trade was created.

In 1988, the Foreign Trade Association-KazakhImport was formed, and after several transformations, in 1994 it received the name 'Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan'.

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