POLITIC:
EurasiaNet Weekly Update
THE FOLLOWING STORIES APPEARED ON EURASIANET OVER THE PAST WEEK:


RUSSIA TAKES A STEP TOWARD THE FORMATION OF A NATURAL GAS CARTEL
Stephen Blank
The bevy of energy deals that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed with the leaders of the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan marks a major step toward the Kremlin’s stated objective of creating a natural gas cartel. The deals simultaneously can help Moscow realize several other geopolitical goals – wrecking Western pipeline plans for the region, as well as increasing the dependency of Central Asian states on Russia.
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051707.shtml

GEORGIA PUSHES FOR CLOSER TIES WITH “ALTERNATIVE” SOUTH OSSETIAN LEADER
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051707a.shtml

RUSSIA CELEBRATES ITS CENTRAL ASIAN ENERGY COUP
Sergei Blagov
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051607.shtml

ARMENIA: A NEW ERA FOR A NEW OPPOSITION?
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051607b.shtml

WEST GIVES ARMENIAN LEADERS A BOOST AFTER DISPUTED ELECTION WIN
Emil Danielyan
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051507a.shtml

RUSSIA REGISTERS VICTORY IN CASPIAN BASIN ENERGY GAME
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051407a.shtml

RUSSIA’S CENTRAL ASIA ENERGY STRATEGY EXPERIENCES A FEW SETBACKS
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051107_.shtml

ARMENIAN LEADERS EXPECT TIGHT GRIP ON NEW PARLIAMENT
Emil Danielyan
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051107a.shtml

CHANGE BEGINS AT THE BORDER
Joshua Kucera
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051007a.shtml

ARMENIA AND RUSSIA AGREE: FOREIGN POLICY CHANGE UNLIKELY AFTER ELECTIONS
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051007b.shtml

POLICE, OPPOSITION MEMBERS CLASH IN YEREVAN
Marianna Grigoryan
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051007d.shtml


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