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By Irakly Areshidze (2/27/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Nugzar Sadjaya, the Chairman of Georgia’s National Security Council and President Eduard Shevardnadze’s closest ally and confidant, apparently shot himself in his office at the State Chancellery at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, 25 February 2002, local time.

Wednesday, 27 February 2002


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By Lola Gulomova (2/27/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

In recent months, the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, has been experiencing something extremely unusual, a flood of journalists arriving to the city. On the way to Afghanistan, once again a center of attention of global politics, reporters stopped by the hundreds in this forgotten mountain city to prepare the last logistics and documentation for their journey.

By mid-October, more than 3,000 foreign journalists had arrived in Dushanbe, generating the highest revenue stream to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the ten years of Tajikistan’s independence.

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By Marat Yermukanov, Kazakhstan (3/13/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Shymbulak, a placid mountain resort near the former Kazakh capital Almaty played host to an informal summit meeting of the presidents of 11 CIS countries on March 1. High-level meetings of the onetime friends are nothing new. This time, however, the summit initiated by Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev was joined by the leaders of Georgia and Armenia, potential hotbeds of armed conflicts in Caucasia.

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By Kunduz Tashtanalieva (3/13/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Among the border problems that gained significance with the collapse of the USSR, the situation on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border stands out by remaining tense until today. There are between 70 and 100 disputed areas that still have not been delimitated.  The main problem is that these territories are under strict control of the Uzbek side and that most of the Uzbek border guards seem not to fully understand how the border posts should be run.

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Joint Center Publications

Silk Road Paper Svante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr, Modernization and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: A New Spring, November 2018.

Book S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, ed., Uzbekistan’s New Face, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Article Svante E. Cornell, “Turkish-Saudi Rivalry: Behind the Khashoggi Affair,” The American Interest, November 6, 2018.

Article Mamuka Tsereteli, “Landmark Caspian Deal Could Pave Way for Long-Stalled Energy Projects,” World Politics Review, September 2018.

Article Halil Karaveli, “The Myth of Erdoğan’s Power,” Foreign Affairs, August 2018.

Book Halil Karaveli, Why Turkey is Authoritarian, London: Pluto Press, 2018.

Article Svante E. Cornell, “Erbakan, Kısakürek and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Turkey,” Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, June 2018.

Article S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, “Uzbekistan: A New Model for Reform in the Muslim World,” Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 12, 2018.

Silk Road Paper Svante E. Cornell, Religion and the Secular State in Kazakhstan, April 2018.

Book S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, The Long Game on the Silk Road: US and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Article Svante E. Cornell, “Central Asia: Where Did Islamic Radicalization Go?,” Religion, Conflict and Stability in the Former Soviet Union, eds Katya Migacheva and Bryan Frederick, Arlington, VA: RAND Corporation, 2018.


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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