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  • Resolving the RussiaGeorgia Conflict
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    Resolving the Russia-Georgia Conflict

    Panelists spoke about armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over separatist regions of Georgia. Topics included troop movements and the tactical situation in the region, potential…

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  • Future of Republic of Georgia
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    Future of Republic of Georgia

    Participants talked about the resignation of the Georgian President Shevardznadze and transition of power, the crisis that brought about the resignation, and future prospects for the…

    44 views
  • Suicide Terrorist Attacks
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    Suicide Terrorist Attacks

    Policy Analysts talked about the threat posed by terrorists willing to perform suicide attacks. Among the topics they addressed were the potential for suicide attacks on troops in Iraq,…

    59 views
  • emKazakhstan  Unfulfilled Promiseem
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    Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise

    Ms. Olcott discussed her book Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise and why the United States should care about that nation and its surrounding neighbors. She responded to audience telephone…

    55 views
  • Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism
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    Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about the connections between the drug trade and terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were funding terrorist operations through drug trafficking, anti-drug efforts…

    276 views
  • Osama Bin Ladens Neighborhood
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    Osama Bin Laden's Neighborhood

    Participants talked about the politics and culture of central Asia, concentrating on Afghanistan and its neighbors. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of Islam in the…

    60 views
  • Situation in Chechnya
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    Situation in Chechnya

    Ms. Olcott talked about the entrance of Russian troops into Chechnya to eliminate terrorist organizations. She also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    37 views
  • Russian Politics
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    Russian Politics

    Participants talked about President Yeltsin’s recent decision to dismiss Prime Minister Stepashin and replace him with Vladimir Putin. They termed Yeltsin’s rule as an “elected monarchy”…

    87 views