№ 3, 2000
The article highlights the experience and the prospects of the CIS development and the related problems facing Armenia. The author shows that the CIS rather played the role of the civilized divorce between the former Soviet republics than the role of an integration factor. Noting that, currently, bilateral and trilateral agreements work more efficiently than the CIS at large he states that in the nearest future, in the CIS, the leading role will be played by this institution sub-systems such as the Customs Union or GUUAM (Georgia-Uzbekistan-Ukraine- Azerbabaijan-Moldova). A special attention is paid to the Treaty of Collective Security pointing to the fact that after the withdrawal of Georgia and Azerbajan it cannot act as the basis of the main mutual security system, at least, in Southern Caucasus. The author strongly doubts that Armenia will join the Russian-Belorussian union. He states, regretfully, that lately the cooperation between Russia and Armenia within the CIS has slightly weakened but expresses the hope that these two countries partnership relationships will be restored.
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