CRS Issue 11 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


CRS Issue 11

Densi Bevz
17 Dec 99
Public reaction to last August's outbreak of war in Chechnya proved very different to the way the last conflict was received in 1995. The difference, reports Densi Bevz from the Siberian city of Tomsk, is down to cynicism, an uncaring community and the me
Akhjad Idigov
17 Dec 99
The Chechen government's efforts to communicate with Moscow - or indeed the West - are rebuffed. Negotiators are sidelined. And pleas for safe passage for the terrified civilians of Grozny are ignored.
Kamal Ali
17 Dec 99
Azerbaijan's local elections - the first in the nation's history - have been overshadowed by widespread accusations of malpractice and police brutality.
17 Dec 99
Wednesday night's street fighting in Minutka Square is a small taste of things to come from Grozny's defenders, who now have their chance to meet the Russians on the ground. Experience has shown that this is the kind of combat in which they excel.
Otar Soselia
17 Dec 99
A recent International Monetary Fund mission to Georgia has refused to authorise 32 million dollars in loan tranches to the country for the year 2000. IMF experts blame Tbilisi's budget imbalances and Georgia's widespread corruption.
Mark Grigorian
17 Dec 99
Calls by senior figures in the powerful Union of Karabakh Volunteers for Armenian President Robert Kocharian to resign have intensified speculation that the Armenian military are pursuing a more active role in Armenian politics.