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Vladimir SOCOR
30.05.2006
  MOSCOW GROOMS ACCUSED TERRORIST GIORGADZE FOR ROLE IN GEORGIA
The Russian government has announced its decision to grant political asylum to Igor Giorgadze, former chief of Georgia's state security, the presumed organizer of the 1995 assassination attempt that injured then-president Eduard Shevardnadze in the State Chancellery in Tbilisi.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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25.05.2006
  GUAM IN KYIV: ANOTHER SUMMIT OF GOOD INTENTIONS
Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, Vladimir Voronin of Moldova, and Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine met on May 23 in Kyiv for another effort to revitalize the GUAM group of countries. Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus attended as well, in line with his country's active role in Baltic-Black Sea initiatives. Adamkus expressed his "deep conviction that our countries will ultimately meet inside the Euro-Atlantic organizations as members" (1 + 1 TV [Kyiv], May 23).
by Vladimir Socor
 
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25.05.2006
  ENERGY INSECURITY, FROZEN CONFLICTS PREOCCUPY GUAM SUMMIT IN KYIV
The GUAM summit in Kyiv on May 23 called international attention to the challenges and threats posed to the four member countries by energy insecurity and secessionist conflicts. Furthermore, Moldova and Georgia are the targets of politically motivated Russian embargoes on agricultural products and wine, their main exports.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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24.05.2006
  PUTIN LEANING ON NAZARBAYEV TO MINIMIZE TRANS-CASPIAN ENERGY TRANSPORT
Russian President Vladimir Putin used the May 20 meeting in Sochi with his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to ensure that Russia remains the route for the great bulk of Kazakhstan's oil and gas exports and nip trans-Caspian pipeline projects in the bud. Putin's move counters recent efforts by the United States, the European Union, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and other countries to enlist Kazakhstan's participation in energy supply and transport routes directly to international markets (see EDM, May 8, 10).
by Vladimir Socor
 
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23.05.2006
  KRGYZ PRESIDENT STICKING TO JUNE 1 DEADLINE ON U.S. AIR BASE
On May 19, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev told a visiting group of international journalists that Kyrgyz authorities would go ahead with the plan to ask the United States to vacate the Manas air base by June 1 unless Washington agrees to a massive increase in rent payments to Kyrgyzstan. A Pentagon delegation is expected to hold talks in Bishkek May 22-23 on the future of the base, "to consider this issue once and for all."
by Vladimir Socor
 
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22.05.2006
  RUSSIA'S RETENTION OF GUDAUTA BASE -- AN UNFULFILLED CFE TREATY COMMITMENT
In the run-up to the Conference to Review the Operation of the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), Moscow is urging the 1999-adapted treaty's ratification despite its own non-compliance with its commitments. The continued functioning of its base at Gudauta in Georgia is one of a number of unfulfilled Russian commitments that are prerequisites to ratification of the adapted treaty.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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18.05.2006
  ABKHAZ LEADERS PRESENT "PEACE PLAN" TO INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATORS
The Coordinating Council, an overarching format for Georgian-Abkhaz dialogue also known as the Geneva Process, reconvened on May 15 in Tbilisi after a five-year suspension. The resumed Council and Process are meant to discuss Georgian and Abkhaz plans for a political settlement and, on parallel tracks, issues related to trust building, return of Georgian refugees to their homes in Abkhazia, and economic interaction.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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17.05.2006
  MOSCOW PRESSING FOR CFE TREATY RATIFICATION DESPITE ITS OWN NON-COMPLIANCE
Amid a deep secrecy that belies its official professions, the OSCE is preparing to hold a Conference to Review the Operation of the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) in Vienna at the end of this month. Several West European chancelleries are seeking ways to give in to Moscow's main goal at this conference: ratification of the 1999 treaty at the expense of a few small countries in Europe's East. Thus far, Moscow has only managed to persuade Belarus, Ukraine (during Leonid Kuchma's presidency), and Kazakhstan to ratify that treaty.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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16.05.2006
  PUTIN MARKS ZERO-SUM WIN WITH KARIMOV IN SOCHI
Uzbek President Islam Karimov's May 12 meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi marks a further stage in Russia's successful exploitation of Uzbekistan's unnecessary alienation from the United States. The Putin-Karimov meeting was demonstratively timed to the anniversary of the violent suppression of the armed rebellion in Andijan on May 13, 2005, which became the single most important factor in the breakdown of U.S.-Uzbek relations
by Vladimir Socor
 
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15.05.2006
  MOLDOVA CAN FOLLOW GEORGIA'S EXAMPLE ON RUSSIAN "PEACEKEEPING" TROOPS
Two upcoming international events offer Moldova and Georgia an unprecedented opportunity to demand the termination of Russian "peacekeeping" -- also known as "piecekeeping," that is, seizure of pieces of another country's territory -- and its replacement by genuine international peacekeeping missions
by Vladimir Socor
 
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12.05.2006
  KYIV ALSO GLANCING AT EXIT FROM CIS
While Georgia seems prepared to leave the Commonwealth of Independent States altogether (see EDM, May 11), Kyiv is reducing its own participation in the organization to almost nil, while maximizing its criticism of it. Even the meager membership dues of "nearly $1 million" that Ukraine pays annually into the CIS budget is now deemed "wasteful spending that can be reallocated to other purposes" by Ukrainian officials (Interfax-Ukraine, May 5).
by Vladimir Socor
 
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11.05.2006
  GEORGIA NEAR EXIT FROM CIS
The presidents and other officials of Georgia and Ukraine have announced in recent days that they are considering the possibility of their countries' quitting the Commonwealth of Independent States or minimizing their participation. Stung, Russian officials are threatening severe retaliatory measures against the two countries if they head for the exit. Russian executive branch officials do so in not-for-attribution media interviews, while senior Duma and Federation members do so openly.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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10.05.2006
  AGREEMENT AT HAND ON OIL TRANSPORT FROM KAZAKHSTAN TO AZERBAIJAN
Following Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's late April visit to Washington and U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney's early May visit to Kazakhstan, a breakthrough seems imminent on the project to connect Kazakhstan with the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline. Officials in Kazakhstan now anticipate that Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Aliyev will sign a framework agreement on that project by late June.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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08.05.2006
  CHENEY VISIT SPOTLIGHTS KAZAKHSTAN'S PIVOTAL ROLE
U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney's May 5-6 visit to Astana -- and an overlapping visit by European Union Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs there -- achieved a long-overdue rebalancing of Western policy priorities regarding Kazakhstan and, by implication, the region as a whole. At the joint news conference with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Cheney described Kazakhstan as a "key strategic partner of the United States" in terms of energy supply projects and anti-terrorism efforts.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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05.05.2006
  VILNIUS CONFERENCE ON EUROPE'S COMPLETION IN THE EAST
U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney joined the presidents of the three Baltic states, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and Georgia, as well as other high-level European officials, for a conference on "Common Vision for a Common Neighborhood" on May 3-4 in Vilnius. The common neighborhood is that between the Baltic and the Black Sea-South Caucasus.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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04.05.2006
  TURNING DEMOCRACY INTO A "FRINGE ELEMENT" AND MOLDOVA INTO A RUSSIAN BRIDGEHEAD
The latest session of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna adds to the indications that officials in Brussels and Washington are returning to the 2002-2004 policy of resolving the Transnistria conflict in a manner that would consign Moldova to Russian domination. That policy entails now, as it did then: power-sharing with the Russia-installed leadership on Moldova's territory, acceptance of Russia's military presence, and placing Moldova under mainly Russian "guarantees."
by Vladimir Socor
 
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28.04.2006
  A MURKY MEETING IN MOSCOW ON MOLDOVA
The United States and European Union are maintaining full secrecy over the April 19 Moscow meeting on Moldova. The Russian and Ukrainian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the EU's Special Representative on Moldova, the U.S. State Department, and the OSCE's American-led Moldova Mission participated in the Moscow meeting.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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26.04.2006
  MOSCOW MOVING AGAINST YUKOS AND LITHUANIA
Surprisingly, the United States and European Union are not raising the issue of Russia's destruction of the Yukos oil company and attempt to grab its assets in Lithuania ahead of the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, which Russia wants to focus on energy cooperation. Perhaps unsurprisingly in these circumstances, the Kremlin seems to feel at ease completing Yukos' evisceration in Russia and preparing a possible seizure of Lithuania's oil sector -- using Russian and even American courts in the process -- against the American management team of Yukos and EU member Lithuania.
by Vladimir Socor
 
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21.04.2006
  KYRGYZ PRESIDENT WARNS OF DEADLINE ON AMERICAN AIR BASE
On April 19, five days before his scheduled visit to Russia, Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev threatened on national television to close the U.S.-led Manas air base by June 1, unless the United States agrees by that date to sign a new agreement on terms demanded by Kyrgyzstan. While conceding that the Manas base had contributed to stabilization in Afghanistan and overall international security, Bakiyev noted, "Our partners in regional and other organizations have expressed certain concerns over the presence of the U.S. base on the territory of Kyrgyzstan" -- an allusion to Russia within the CIS Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) as well as Russia and China within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO
by Vladimir Socor
 
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20.04.2006
  MOMENT OF TRUTH IN KYRGYZSTAN FOR U.S. POLICY
U.S. strategic and democratization interests in Kyrgyzstan are increasingly coming under pressure, one year after the purported “tulip democratic revolution” in that country. Russian influence and that of local organized crime groups are growing while U.S. influence is steadily eroding. At the overt level, Moscow relies on President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Minister of Foreign Affairs Alikbek Jekshenkulov to pursue its interests in Kyrgyzstan .
by Vladimir Socor
 
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