Chronology: Central Asia and the Caucasus

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Oct. 13: The United States and Uzbekistan reached an agreement that could allow American forces to be stationed there to fight in Afghanistan. [10/13, BBC]

Oct. 21: Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey expressed the will to provide Afghan refugees with humanitarian aid. [10/21, BBC]

Nov. 22: In Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev dismissed six government officials, including the Deputy Prime Minister and the Deputy Defense Minister, after they called for democratic political reforms. [11/ 23, NYT]

Nov. 28: An oil pipeline linking Kazakhstan and the Russian Black Sea coast was officially opened in the southern Russian port city of Novorossiisk. The pipeline was financed by a consortium including the American, Russian, and Kazakh governments and was expected to provide 20 million tons of oil a year by 2002. [11/28, BBC]

Nov. 30: A Czech court ordered the extradition of the leader of Uzbekistan's democratic opposition, Mohammed Salikh, because an international warrant had been issued. …


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