from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The countries that until 1991 were constituent republics of the USSR, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The term can also include Russia and sometimes Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
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Reducing the Nuclear Weapons Threat and Building Democracy in Russia and the Newly Independent States: The final bills provide $1.5 billion across the government to fund important efforts in Russia and the Newly Independent States to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, to promote democracy, private enterprise, and free speech, and to generally assist in the transition these countries are undertaking.
We'll have some factsheets on the items discussed here that we'll put out shortly, but our thanks to Robert Bell; to Gary Samore; to Ted Warner, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy, Strategy and Threat Reduction; and Debra Cagan, the Director of Policy and Regional Affairs within the State Department for Russia and the Newly Independent States.
This is key to establishing the rules of the road for peacekeeping operations in the future in Europe, and particularly in the Newly Independent States.
He presently serves as Principal Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Newly Independent States.
Ambassador Pascoe is currently the Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and Regional Conflicts in the Newly Independent States and U.S.