DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2000
The carving up of the old Soviet Union goes on in line with fresh interests, new pressures and changing alliances. After maintaining a massive presence in the former Soviet republics of the oil-rich Caucasian and Black Sea regions - and sinking $20 billion in projects to remodel their regimes and nurture cooperation - the United States has begun pulling up stakes in Kazakhstan, Kyrgistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2000
The icy waters swirling round the sunken Russian nuclear submarine, the "Kursk" are murky, but murkier still are the true circumstances of the disaster that has gripped world attention, obscured as they are by politically motivated disinformation.