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China assures Kazakhstan that US trade offensive won't hit imports

China has pledged to boost imports from Kazakhstan and guaranteed that US...

Armenia Prepares to Empower Prime Minister, Downgrade President

Powerbrokers in Armenia are set to elect a new president, completing the...

Uzbekistan: Intelligentsia Make Plea For Opposition Leader’s Return

More than 400 representatives of Uzbekistan’s self-described intelligentsia have signed an online...

Armenia's Next President Faces Eligibility Challenge

Investigations by Armenian opposition media have suggested that the ruling party's candidate...

Kazakhstan: Businessman a Hostage in Astana-Ablyazov Feud?

Without warning one evening in November, agents from Kazakhstan’s security services mobbed...

Presidential Selection: Armen Sargsyan’s Second Coming to Armenia

On January 19, Armenia’s outgoing president Serzh Sargsyan presented his ambassador to...

Azerbaijan’s Pre-Soviet Independence Embroiled in Post-Soviet Polemics

In 1918, Azerbaijan became the first democratic and secular republic in the...

The Paradise Papers Shine Light on Kleptocracy

The Paradise Papers comprise millions of leaked documents relating to offshore activities of...

Scottish Town Restores Abkhazian Monument; Calls for "Brotherhood" With Georgia

A Scottish town council has denied reports that it is removing a...

Kyrgyzstan: Children’s Literature Taking Fresh Look at Old Fables

Esal, a seven-year-old girl, was born in a country where everything is...

Scottish Memorial Sparks War of Words Between Abkhazia and Georgia

Most of the streets of Sukhumi, capital of the Georgian-claimed secessionist region...

Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

Russia popularized the concept of “hybrid warfare” starting with its 2014 annexation...

Georgia: Media Initiative Focuses on Debunking Fake News Reports

Tamuna Kintsurashvili and her team huddle over Apple Macbooks in a nondescript...

Uzbekistan Confirms Karimova Probes in PR-Boosting Exercise

Uzbekistan did more than confirm what all watchers of the region already...

China: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Obligations

It’s not often that the leaders of democracies like Switzerland and Spain...

South Ossetia: Voters Opt Against the Kremlin Favorite

Voters in South Ossetia have cast out the territory’s incumbent de facto...

Protests Erupt in South Ossetia as Former President Blocked from Running Again

Upcoming elections for the presidency of South Ossetia have been thrown into...

Kazakhstan: Editor of Tribuna Newspaper Detained for Money-Laundering

Anti-corruption officials on February 10 detained the editor of one of Kazakhstan’s...

Kazakhstan: Unregistered Phones to Be Blocked in Anti-Terrorism Ruse

Under a newly approved law, authorities in Kazakhstan will from this summer...

Uzbekistan Nixes Visa-Free Plans, Dismaying Tourism Sector

Uzbekistan has performed a shock about-face on its tourist visa policy by...

Uzbekistan: Officials Strive to Ease Hassles for Tourists

After seeing much of Europe and countless beaches in Southeast Asia, Dmitry...

Would South Ossetia, By Any Other Name, Be So Contentious?

The authorities in South Ossetia want to change the name of their...

Uzbekistan Scraps Tourist Visas for 27 Nations From April

Uzbekistan has scrapped tourist visa requirements for citizens of 27 nations in...

Georgia: Disillusion with Establishment Fuels Rise of Populism

Georgians appear to be growing disillusioned with the country's Western-oriented political elite...

Turkey: Effort to Force Closure of Gülen Schools Falling Flat in Eurasia

As part of a wide-ranging clampdown in the aftermath of the failed...

Demographic Divergence

After 25 years of independence, some former Soviet republics are experiencing record...

Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Turbocharged by Istanbul Coup Attempt

The recent failed military coup in Istanbul is pushing the Turkish government...

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time...

British Exit Worries EU's Eastern Allies

Brexit is seen as a win for Russia over the European Union...

Kazakhstan Enlisting European Tech To Build Caspian Navy

Kazakhstan is teaming up with German, Turkish, and Spanish firms to boost...

Football Tournament for Unrecognized States, Minority Groups Gains Traction

June is a big month for football. The Copa America tournament is...

U.S. Ships Tanks To Georgia For Military Drills

The United States is for the first time shipping its tanks across...

Georgia: Could Honey Sweeten Tbilisi’s EU Dreams?

Some farmers in the South Caucasus country of Georgia want to channel...

'Open Secret': Experts Cast Doubt On Yerevan's Claims Over Nagorno-Karabakh

The exact relationship between Yerevan and the Armenia-backed separatist military force in...

Georgia: Project Aims to Boost Orthodox Church’s Support for EU Integration

Many proponents of European Union integration tend to see the Georgian Orthodox...

British Inquiry Implicates Russia, Putin in Death of Ex-Agent Litvinenko

A British inquiry has concluded that the Russian government was behind the...

Saudis Form Muslim "Anti-Terror" Coalition; Ex-Soviet States Stay Out

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the creation of a 34-country coalition of...

Syrians Find Asylum in Kazakhstan

When civil war broke out in Syria, Usama Nuraldin was a successful...

U.S. Voices Concern at Obliteration of Tajikistan's Opposition

The United States has broken its silence over Tajikistan’s obliteration of the...

Russia "Cordially" Greets U.S. Warship In Black Sea

The United States, Ukraine, and other allies are conducting joint naval exercises...

Azerbaijan on Defensive over Jailed Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

One day after sending internationally acclaimed journalist Khadija Ismayilova to prison on...

Kazakhstan Draws Near to Dream of Hosting Nuclear Fuel Bank

Kazakhstan’s long-standing opposition to the proliferation of nuclear weapons is culminating with...

With Bank Summit, Georgia Strengthens China's Caucasus Connections

Ever a strategic crossroads, ardently pro-Western Georgia on August 25 became the...

Armenia: Eurasian Union Malaise Puts Government in Budget Hole

The expected economic benefits of membership in the Eurasian Economic Union are...

Could Russia Spoil Armenia’s Iranian Investment Dreams?

Hopes are running high in Armenia that the pending end of international...

Azerbaijan: Iran Nuke Deal Would Be a Mixed Bag for Baku

A lot still has to happen before a deal to monitor Iran’s...

Kyrgyzstan’s Former First Son Living the High Life in UK – Report

The hated younger son of Kyrgyzstan’s former president is living the highlife...

Central Asia: Report Shines Light on State Surveillance Practices

Western and Russian companies are helping Central Asian governments build and maintain vast surveillance...

Kazakhstan: Will French Kickback Probe Dog Nazarbayev's Brussels Trip?

French investigators are probing suspected kickbacks paid over a lucrative helicopter deal...

How Ex-Soviet Separatists Interpret Scotland’s Vote

Scotland’s dabbling in secessionism has been closely watched in the ex-Soviet Union,...

NATO Declaration Kicks Up Karabakh Angst

The mention of Nagorno-Karabakh in a declaration issued by NATO members at...

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry Tries to Put an End to Executive Follies

Georgian diplomats are growing tired of a traveling political act in which...

Uzbekistan: Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states....

NATO and Georgia to Set up Training Center

Georgian officials are sounding upbeat notes over a decision by NATO that...

Georgia: Looking for Euro-Atlantic Leadership on Ukraine

Confronted with the most daunting security challenge since the end of the...

Azerbaijan: ‘Family Is the First Fear’ of LGBT Community 

The 19-year-old Azerbaijani man claims he awoke one morning in mid-August to...

Georgia: Kazantip Rave-Fest Gets Mixed Reception

The booming rhythms and bass beats of electronic music go on for...

Georgia: Does Rise of Euro-Skeptics Spell Trouble for Tbilisi?

The strong showing of Euro-skeptic parties in May’s European Parliament elections raises...

Russia Follows 'Different Strategy' As Serbia Courts EU

When it comes to European integration in its neighborhood, Russia has a...

U.S. Military Conducts Exercises In Mongolia

Over 1,000 soldiers, including about 300 Americans, took part in joint military...

Kazakhstan: Astana Announces Visa-Free Travel for 10 High-Investing States

Astana is abolishing visa requirements for citizens of 10 countries with a...

Georgia: Tbilisi Struggles with Drug-Policy Reform

Georgia has held transparent elections and it has pledged to create an...

Kazakhstan: Is US Lawsuit Against Ex-Mayor Selective Justice?

The municipality of Almaty is suing Viktor Khrapunov, a former mayor and...

NATO: No Shortcuts to Georgian Membership

The Crimea crisis has inspired hopes for a speedier ride for Georgia...

Georgia: Does Ukraine Crisis Improve Euro-Atlantic Integration Odds?

The Russia-Ukraine crisis is putting the South Caucasus country of Georgia on...

Kyrgyzstan: Racketeers Taking Aim at Chinese Entrepreneurs

The Year of the Snake has been full of unpleasant surprises for...

Four 'Black Sheep' Presidencies To Watch In 2014

January 1 marked more than the start of a new year. It...

Azerbaijan Arrests Civil-Rights Guru, Talks Gas with UK, Europe

The December 16 arrest of well-known Azerbaijani democratization watcher Anar Mammadli has...

Turkey: Not Making Eyes at the Eurasian Union -- For Now

After 26 years of frustration over its start-and-stop bid to join the...

Turkmenistan International Relations

International Exhibition and Conference on education, sport and tourism begins in Ashgabat...

Turkmenistan Economic News

Turkmen-Austrian Commission Meets in Vienna...

Turkmenistan Domestic Developments

President of Turkmenistan Took Part in New Hotel Inauguration in Avaza The...

Turkmenistan Weekly News Analysis

In need of energy resources due to the suspension of its nuclear...

Turkmenistan International Relations

President Berdymukhamedov Visited Japan...

Young Azerbaijani Tycoon Finances 9/11 Memorial in Pennsylvania

An organization headed by the well-connected son of a powerful Azerbaijani cabinet...

Rohani To Court Russian, Chinese Support At SCO Summit Over Iran Nuclear Crisis

Iran's new president might seem to be taking a humble role on...

A Modern Makeover for Georgian Chacha

After centuries of being looked down on as wine’s poor moonshine cousin,...

Kazakhstan to Simplify Rules for Foreign Labor Migrants

In a rare piece of good news for Central Asian labor migrants,...

Kazakhstan: Jailed Opposition Leader Loses Legal Battle

Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court has denied jailed opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov a review...

Kazakhstan: Fugitive Oligarch Reported Captured in France

Fugitive oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who has been on the run from police...

Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Drowning in Debt

Kazakhstan’s troubled BTA Bank, formerly run by fugitive oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, is...

Kyrgyzstan’s Dethroned “Prince” Has American Assets Frozen – Report

Update, July 18: A trusty source close to Washington tells EurasiaNet.org that...

Turkmenistan International Relations

President of Russia to Visit Turkmenistan...

Turkmenistan: Arkadag’s Day at the Races Redux

Last month, security forces in Turkmenistan tried to prevent video of President...

Handless Kazakhstan Man Denied British Visa for Lack of Fingerprints

The United Kingdom has denied entry to a Kazakh artist who does...