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Matthew Kupfer

Armenia: Students Protest, Declare Hunger Strike Over Draft Deferment Bill

Changes in Armenia’s military conscription laws have resulted in large-scale protests among...

Abkhazia: Nauru Stays Loyal In Face of U.S. Pressure

The president of the South Pacific island nation of Nauru visited Abkhazia,...

Turkey: Erdoğan Negotiates Release of Crimean Tatar Leaders Imprisoned By Russia

Russia has freed two imprisoned Crimean Tatar leaders after Turkish President Recep...

Karabakh: Leader Starts Third Term As Region Consolidates Presidential Power

It’s the same leader, but a changing political system....

Azerbaijan: State Low-Cost Airline Replaced By Lower-Cost Airline

The Azerbaijani capital of Baku may be associated with oil wealth and...

Armenia: The Highway Leads to Karabakh, But the Money Comes from California

On September 1, Armenian President Serzh Sargysyan and Karabakh leader Bako Sahakyan...

Georgia: Prank Call Leaves Minister in Hot Water, Confirms No One Wants Saakashvili

If you’re a politician, it’s always unpleasant to be publicly pranked. It’s...

Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan: Energy Cooperation or Competition?

Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have declared themselves strategic partners as the two sides...

Russia: Petersburg Program Engages Young Central Asian Migrants

To most St. Petersburg residents, it’s a familiar scene: A group of...

Mongolia: Russian Universities Beckon Again to Young Scholars

When Munkhtsetseg Enkhbat, a Mongolian language instructor at the National University of...

Uzbekistan: Andijan Refugees Form Tight Bonds in Arizona

During the summer, Rakhmat Kobilov rises at 4 am, eats breakfast, and...