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Ken Stier

Georgia: Backsliding on Rule of Law Is Damaging Investment Climate

A recent wave of confiscatory moves against foreign investors in Georgia –...

Georgia and Abkhazia: Soviet-era Dam Binds and Divides

A massive Soviet-built hydroelectric plant on the de facto border of Georgia...

Helsinki Federation Report Details Turkmenistan Rights Abuses

An April report on human rights conditions in Turkmenistan suggests the international...

Behind a Desk, Georgian Official Promises War on Corruption

Like most of Georgia's interim government, internal affairs minister Giorgi Baramidze is...

Afghanistan Battles to Restore Educational Opportunities

After almost a quarter-century of internecine warfare, Afghanistan is now battling to...

EU Remains Wary of Georgia, Despite Release of Kidnap Victim

Despite his release from captivity over two weeks ago, the kidnapping case...

Startup Business Hopes for A Caucasus Breakthrough

Editors Note: Eurasianet is re-posting this article to clarify Samgori-94's involvement in...

Energy Executive's Murder Puts Georgian Government to the Test

The mid-August murder of the chief financial officer of the Georgian subsidiary...

Attack of Jehova's Witnesses Raises Religious Freedom Issue in Georgia

One recent evening a mob of about 100 people in the eastern...

Kidnapping of British Businessman in Georgia Focuses Attention on Law-Enforcement Corruption

The recent kidnapping of a British businessman is focusing attention on government...

Missing Radioactive Generators in Georgia Rais "Dirty Bomb" Concerns

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) investigators failed to locate two highly radioactive...

Entrenched Corruption Begins at Georgia's Border

One can gauge how seriously Georgia takes customs-duty collection by visiting the...

Proposed Law Amendments Threaten to Stall Judicial Reform Effects in Georgia

Proposed amendments to a law concerning Georgia's legal establishment threaten to upend...

Finance Minister's Firing Damages Anti-Corruption Efforts in Georgia

When President Eduard Shevardnadze abruptly fired Finance Minister Zurab Nogaideli on May...

Rumblins in Georgian Province Worry Two Countries

As separatist movements in Abkhazia and South Ossetia threaten to rupture Georgia...

Study Highlights Inefficiencies and Evils of Armenian Emigration

Armenia's government has battled for years to lower emigration rates....

Armenian Presidential TV Commission Shuts Down Two Independent Broadcasters

A government commission stripped two independent Armenian television broadcasting companies of their...