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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Caucasus

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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...


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Eastern Partnership: The West's Final Assault On the Former Soviet Union
Energy concerns primarily drive the European Union's advance into Asia, and not without offering a crushing blow to Russia's 'satellite-style' influence in Eurasia. By Rick Rozoff. (The Centre for R... Read More...


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The Wisdom of Reconciliation
Article about recent Turkish-Armenian peace agreement. By Haaretz Editorial (Haaretz, 10/13/2009) Read More...


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Deployments and Diplomacy
More troops is a start. But to win in Afghanistan, US will need help from its powerful neighbors, writes Henry Kissinger (Newsweek, 10/03/2009) Read More...


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Will Armenia Break Off From Russia?
The author examines the balance of power in Caucasus and close relationship between Russia and Armenia. By Gulay Kilic (International Strategic Research Organization Blog 09/23/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?
The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues columnist Conn Hallinan. (Foreign Policy in Focus, 09/10/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Was the Women's Vote Counted?
An analysis of Afghanistan's presidential election by Georgette Gagnon, who volunteered in Afghan election monitor groups. By Georgette Gagnon (The Daily Beast, 09/12/09) Read More...


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Turkey and Armenia: Soccer Diplomacy Shifting Rules are Creating a Zero-Sum Game
Soccer diplomacy in the Caucasus has potential for easing the tense relationship between Armenia and Turkey. However, both countries have conflicting interests in Azerbaijan that have brought rapproch... Read More...


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Karabakh: Is War Inevitable?
Armenia and Azerbaijan's dispute over Nagorno Karabakh could erupt in war at any time, warns Wayne Merry. (Open Democracy, 05/22/2009) Read More...


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How Dangerous Are the Taliban?
The Taliban and al Qaeda may not pose enough of a threat to the United States to make a long war in Afghanistan worth the costs, writes John Mueller. (Foreign Affairs, 04/15/2009) Read More...


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The Second Chance
Critics say Afghanistan can't be saved. But a new push from America and Kabul could work, writes Ashraf Ghani. (Prospect, March 2009) Read More...


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Microinsurance Innovation Facility calls for new proposals
In the field of Microfinance, the new product, Microinsurance attract the attention from development practitioner. ILO supports this movement to protect the working poor. (ILO, 02/17/2009) Read More...


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Microfinance and the real economy: impacts and outcomes of the global economic crisis
The current economic and social crisis provides an opportunity to re-think values and business models in finance. ILO Online spoke with Bernd Balkenhol, chief of the ILO’s Social Finance Programme. (I... Read More...


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Number Of Unemployed Women To Soar
Number of unemployed women to soar amid Economic Crisis, warns UN agency. (Scoop, 03/07/2009) Read More...


The EU’s Promotion of “Regional Cooperation” in the South Caucasus – Modest but Ambitious
The EU’s Promotion of “Regional Cooperation” in the South Caucasus – Modest but Ambitious
Exmanation of regional cooperative efforts in the South Caucasus and their potential effects. By Syuzanna Vasilyan. (02/28/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: A Misread War
The illusions, evasions, and distractions of 2002 help explain the crisis of 2009. By Paul Rogers (Open Democracy, 02/27/2009) Read More...


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Kyrgystan's Sharp Turn Toward Moscow
Kyrgyzstan's announcement that it plans to close the U.S. air base in Manas changes the security playing field in Central Asia. By Alexander Lukin. (The Moscow Times, 02/06/2009) Read More...


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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


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The Caucasus: a region in pieces
It is time for a larger vision for the Caucasus that can provide hope of inclusive progress, writes Thomas de Waal. (Open Democracy, 01/08/2009) Read More...


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A seven-year journey in Afghanistan
We began a journey in Afghanistan seven years ago with the war that ousted the Taliban from power, writes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (The Daily Star, 11/14/2008) Read More...


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Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
The dispute in the South Caucasus is now in a new and dangerously confrontational phase. All sides need to recognise the risks in current policies, cool their rhetoric and take some pragmatic steps to... Read More...


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Afghan refugee crisis brewing
The author discusses the efforts of both Pakistan and Iran to evict its Afghani refugee populations and argues why this could be dangerous both internally within Afghanistan and on the regional level.... Read More...


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The Caucasus: Hanging Together
Article looks at how the countries of the Caucasus are using their natural endowments as a strategic bargaining tool and yet how long of a way they have to go to fully form a unified coordinated polic... Read More...


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RUSSIA EYES STRONGER CLOUT IN CASPIAN REGION
Russia has pursued a series of separate deals between the Caspian nations. Kazakhstan appears to be most receptive to Russia’s offer of closer economic and strategic cooperation. Read More...


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Apparent Gas Leak Kills Georgian Premier
Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, who helped lead the revolution that toppled the corruption-tainted regime of Eduard Shevardnadze, was killed Thursday by what officials said apparently was gas f... Read More...


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Analysts, Politicians Comment on Georgian Politics after Zhvania’s Death
Observers say that the death of Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, who was one of the major architects of the country's policy, will trigger shifts in the Georgian political life. The article about the po... Read More...


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DEMOCRACY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1991-2004
The article about the history of democracy’s introduction in 15 F.S.U. countries, the mixed overall outcome, importance of civil socity and the U.S. role. Few success stories... while the rest of th... Read More...


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CHANGES IN THE CIS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2005
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Georgia's Rose Revolution, the European Union’s decision to begin membership negotiations with Turkey... The importance of these events and their far-reaching effect on CI... Read More...


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The President's Party
Do Uzbek voter have real choice in upcoming Dec 26 elections? Opposition protests at the US Embassy and America's policy toward Tashkent. By Erkin Nazarov (Transitions on Line, Dec 13, 2004) Read More...


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