Forging Ahead, Falling Behind

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - 428 páginas
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A YEAR OF PRODUCTIVE DISCONTENT
1
CENTRAL EUROPE
9
Czech Republic
10
MAVERICK CZECH REFORMERS GET BOGGED DOWN
11
CZECH SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL A STORM IN A TEACUP?
16
COLLAPSE OF CZECH KREDITNI BANKA TURNS CRIMINALAND POLITICAL
17
CZECH PARTIES VIEWS OF THE EU AND NATO
18
Slovakia
21
VICTOR CIORBEA ROMANIAS NEW PRIME MINISTER
163
THE ROMANIANHUNGARIAN BASIC TREATY END OR BEGINNING?
164
Moldova
166
MOLDOVA SLIDES BACK AND TO THE LEFT
167
RUSSIA
171
Domestic Affairs
172
VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN A DISCREET AUTHORITY
180
GENNADII ZYUGANOV IN HIS OWN WORDS
182

SLOVAKIA HEADS TOWARD INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION
22
SLOVAK GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON CULTURE
27
SLOVAK PRIME MINISTER LISTED AS ONE OF TEN WORST ENEMIES OF THE PRESS
28
Hungary
31
A YEAR OF SCANDALS AND RESIGNATIONS IN HUNGARY
32
HUNGARIAN MINORITY SUMMIT CAUSES UPROAR IN SLOVAKIA
36
HUNGARY COMMEMORATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1956 REVOLUTION
39
Poland
41
WITH THE LEFT IN CHARGE THE POLISH RIGHT PREPARES FOR 1997
42
ABORTION LAW EASED BY THE POLISH PARLIAMENT
47
EASTERN EUROPE
49
Lithuania
50
THE POLITICAL PENDULUM SWINGS BACK IN LITHUANIA
51
NEW LITHUANIAN GOVERNMENT PRESENTS PROGRAM
54
Latvia
56
A YEAR OF CONSOLIDATION IN LATVIA
57
US ACTS TO SOOTH BALTIC CONCERNS OVER NATO ENLARGEMENT
60
Estonia
62
ESTONIA PROVES ITSELF
63
MERI REELECTED ESTONIAS PRESIDENT
66
Belarus
68
BELARUS CHOOSES DICTATORSHIP
69
BELARUSIAN OPPOSITION LEADERS APPLY FOR ASYLUM
73
CENSORSHIP IN BELARUS
75
DEFENDING THE SACRED CAUSE OF RUSSOBELARUSIAN INTEGRATION
76
Ukraine
79
UKRAINES CONTINUING EVOLUTION
80
PAVLO LAZARENKO CAUTION IS THE KEY
86
ASSASSINATION LIFTS LID ON UKRAINIAN CLAN POLITICS
91
UKRAINES ECONOMIC PROGRAMMORE MUDDLING THROUGH?
92
TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHORNOBYL ACCIDENT
94
UKRAINE FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
95
SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE
97
Slovenia
98
SLOVENIA INCHES AHEAD
99
SLOVENIA AN ECONOMIC SUCCESS STORY
102
Croatia
104
A GROUNDSWELL OF DISSATISFACTION IN CROATIA
105
FRANJO TUDJMAN THE AWKWARD PATRIOT
109
KRAJINA LIBERATION ARMY WARNS CROATIA
112
BosniaHerzegovina
115
UNITED ON PAPER BUT NOT IN DEED IN BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA
116
ALIJAIZETBEGOVIC FROM AMATEUR POLITICIAN TO MASTER MANIPULATOR
120
Federal Repulic of Yugoslavia
123
BACKTRACKING TOWARD DICTATORSHIP IN SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
124
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC A CONSUMATE POLITICIAN AND A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR
129
ZORAN DJINDJIC THE POLITICIAN OF REASON
132
A PLEA TO SUPPORT A DEMOCRATIC SERBIA
134
CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IN KOSOVO
135
Macedonia
137
MOVING TOWARD FIRMER GROUND IN MACEDONIA
138
Albania
142
ALBANIAS DEMOCRATS CONSOLIDATE POWER
143
ALBANIAN ELECTIONS OPPOSITION CLAIMS FRAUD
146
Bulgaria
148
BULGARIA SURVIVES A DIRE YEAR
149
PETAR STOYANOV A NEW FACE
153
Romania
155
RADICAL POLITICAL CHANGE IN ROMANIA
156
THE PEOPLE ARE READY FOR CHANGE
161
OPEN LETTER FROM SERGEI KOVALEV TO PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN
184
RUSSIA CLOSE TO ITS DEATH BED
186
Foreign Policy
193
BARGAINING OVER NATO ENLARGEMENT
198
YALTA OR VERSAILLES?
205
WILL THE UNION BE REBORN?
206
ANOTHER LOST YEAR FOR THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY
209
A SOCIETY UNDER STRAIN
216
NOT EVERY DAY A HOLIDAY FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN
220
THE POOR RELATION
221
DEATH IN A MOSCOW CEMETERY
223
TRANSCAUCASUS CENTRAL ASIA
225
Georgia
226
GEORGIA STABILIZES
227
FORMER GEORGIAN DEFENSE MINISTER SENTENCED
229
Azerbaijan
232
AZERBAIJANI LEADERSHIP BROOKS NO OPPOSITION
233
AZERBAIJANS PARLIAMENT ELECTS NEW SPEAKER
237
STANDING UP TO RUSSIA
238
Armenia
243
A CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY IN ARMENIA
244
TRANSCAUCASUS BREAKAWAY REGIONS SEEK LEGITIMACY THROUGH ELECTIONS
247
Kazakstan
252
OPPOSITION FINDS A VOICE IN KAZAKSTAN
253
KAZAKSTANS CURIOUS CHOICE OF CAPITAL
256
Uzbekistan
258
HOLDING THE COURSE IN UZBEKISTAN
259
UZBEK PRESIDENT CONDEMNS CIS INTEGRATION ACCORDS
262
SETTING PARAMETERS FOR AN OPEN MEDIA IN UZBEKISTAN
264
Tajikistan
266
A YEAR OF VIOLENCE IN TAJIKISTAN
267
CENTRAL ASIAN LEADERS MEET IN WAKE OF TALIBAN SEIZURE OF KABUL
270
Kyrgyzstan
272
PRESIDENT ACQUIRES MORE POWER IN KYRGYZSTAN
273
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TOPCHUBEK TURGUNALIYEV?
275
Turkmenistan
277
MORE ECHOES OF THE PAST IN TURKMENISTAN
278
TURKMENISTANS EXFOREIGN MINISTER ON NIYAZOVS RULE
280
IRANTURKMENISTAN THE MOST IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION JUNCTION ON THE PLANET
283
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS
285
A YEAR OF RECOVERY
286
MOSTLY STABLE IN THE CIS
297
NEW IMF LENDING TO THE POSTCOMMUNIST WORLD IN 1996
303
POVERTY INEQUALITY ACCOMPANY ECONOMIC TRANSITION
305
AGRICULTURAL PRIVATIZATION IN EASTCENTRAL EUROPE
312
A TERRIBLE COMMUNIST LEGACY
322
BUILDING DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
329
CHOOSING DEMOCRACY AS THE LESSER EVIL
330
THE MIRAGE OF DEMOCRACY
340
EXECUTIVELEGISLATIVE RELATIONS
355
HOW FREE ARE THE MEDIA IN THE CIS?
366
ISSUES IN FOREIGN POLICY
369
EVERYBODY NEEDS RUSSIA INCLUDING EASTERN EUROPE
370
CENTRAL EUROPE RETHINKS RUSSIAN TIES
378
THE US LEADS EUROPE PAYS
384
STABILIZING PARTITION WITH SFOR
393
NEW THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY
401
Contributors
408
Index
413
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