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Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president paying the price for years of abrasive rule

Over the six years in which he ran Kyrgyzstan, former President Almazbek...

Turkmenistan: If I go there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov took time out of his crammed schedule this...

Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge fights “terrorism” stereotypes

“They say we are all terrorists,” says Fatima, a guesthouse owner near...

World Cup opens in Russia as Ramadan comes to a close

Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed in and around Moscow's main mosque...

Kazakhstan’s comic-book heroes battle for the marketplace

Browsers at Crossover, a comic-book store in Almaty, sometimes need some nudging....

Azerbaijan's "dream" pipeline commissioned – but troubles remain

Upwards of a thousand dignitaries – including the presidents of Turkey, Georgia,...

Perspectives | Russia’s grassroots environmentalists form civil society’s vanguard

When Vladimir Putin was asked about air pollution during last week’s marathon...

Azerbaijan acquires new missiles in escalating arms race with Armenia

Azerbaijan has displayed new missiles it has bought from Belarus and Israel,...

Report: Russia chides Kazakhstan on US cooperation

Russia’s top diplomat has reportedly chided Kazakhstan over Astana’s decision to provide...

Russian-speaking LGBT activists paint a rainbow in New York

On a hot, humid May afternoon in New York’s Russian-speaking neighborhood, some...

Perspectives | Rethinking the “Russian World” concept

The concept of Russkii Mir (the Russian World) has been one of...

A series of defections leaves Armenia's parliament in Pashinyan’s hands

The Republican Party of Armenia lost its parliamentary majority when MP Samvel...

Whither Armenia’s jailed opposition?

After forcing Armenia’s authoritarian ruler Serzh Sargsyan out of office in April,...

Georgian vigilantes take on South Ossetia’s creeping border crisis

Russian soldiers hold a position just 250 meters from Georgia's main east-west...

Kazakhstan: Russian military to leave Baikonur base?

A senior official in Kazakhstan has confirmed that the government is considering...

Uzbekistan assailed by cataclysmic sand and salt storm

Remote western regions of the Uzbekistan have for several days been assailed...

Turkmenistan: Cotton bans and whitewashes

It is not often that you hear about cotton from Turkmenistan, although...

Syria formally recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Syrian government recognized the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and...

Perspectives | Russian expert says arms control deserves greater attention

Nuclear proliferation is again making headlines, given Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from...

Kyrgyzstan OKs extradition of Ablyazov supporter to Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have agreed to grant a request from neighboring Kazakhstan...

Georgian fascists step into the spotlight

A pair of tourists enjoy an al fresco meal at a café...

Kazakhstan: Senators down on getting high

Lawmakers in Kazakhstan’s upper house of parliament have...

Kazakhstan: Government concerns for media ring hollow

With their country consistently ranked near the bottom of international press freedom...

Is Kazakhstan’s political opposition creeping back?

After a long hibernation, organized political opposition is making a comeback in...

Report details increasing trade between Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Informal trade between Georgia and its breakaway territories, Abkhazia and South Ossetia,...

Young activists and regime veterans: Armenia’s new compromise government

Armenia's new prime minister Nikol Pashinyan has formed his first post-uprising government,...

Turkmenistan: After us, the flood will come

Advancing his apparent quest to be photographed at the helm of every...

Perspectives | Floating nuclear power plant prepares for launch

Russian officials believe they have come up with an innovative way to...

As ties with Turkey suffer, Israel moves to recognize Armenian genocide

Israeli politicians have called on the country to formally recognize the Armenian...

Armenia hopes to benefit from new Iran-Eurasian Union free trade deal

Armenia has welcomed a historic new free-trade agreement between the Russian-led Eurasian...

Erdoğan calls for ‘common sense’ from new Armenian government

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this week called on Armenia to show...

Turkmenistan: Fast and furious. And broke

Akhal-Teke is a weekly Eurasianet column compiling news and analysis from Turkmenistan....

Uzbekistan: Coming to America

“Amerika serkhli diyor!” — America, a land of wonder!...

Pashinyan and Putin hold first meeting, pledge to build closer ties

Newly elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Russian President Vladimir...

Stink bugs invade Georgia; Russia blames the U.S.

Something caught the eye of Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in the middle...

Armenia and that post-Soviet trick with prime ministers

Two Russians are having a conversation following the peaceful revolution in Armenia, goes...

Kazakhstan: World War II parade puts local authorities in a bind

With each year that passes, the Immortal Regiment in the northern Kazakhstan...

Tajikistan: Turning pigs into sheep, and other plagiarism adventures

It was like something out of a fairytale. Nazrulo Amirov turned pigs...

Armenia elects protest leader as prime minister

Armenia's parliament has elected backbencher and protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as the...

Turkmenistan says one thing, does another

In Turkmenistan, statistics are not so much a science as an art....

Uzbekistan resists Russia-style Victory Day memorial march

The mayor’s office in the capital of Uzbekistan has risked drawing the...

Kyrgyzstan man faces prison for Facebook insults

Temir Bolotbek feels strongly about architecture. So much so, that a squabble...

Perspectives | Kazakhstan is Central Asia’s migration outlier

Central Asian states are collectively known as a wellspring of migrants, most...

Turkmenistan's new $1.5 billion port: Show over substance?

Accolades are rolling in for cash-strapped, cut-off Turkmenistan’s newly opened $1.5 billion...

Armenia’s parliament rejects opposition leader; protests resume

Armenia's parliament has voted down protest leader Nikol Pashinyan's bid to become...

Turkmenistan: Taking in the dirty laundry

Akhal-Teke is a Eurasianet column compiling news and analysis from Turkmenistan....

Uzbekistan: Turkish president’s visit generates billions in deals

The renewed friendship between Turkey and Uzbekistan has generated a few more...

Perspectives | Eric Lee’s The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution

The Georgian Democratic Republic was short lived – lasting only from 1918...

Mystery over 2014 illnesses in western Kazakhstan village rumbles on

Four years on, the mystery over a village in Kazakhstan where dozens...

Perspectives | Radicalization among Central Asia’s migrants: Views from the ground

The latest contribution to the field of research on violent religious radicalization...

Russia deploys teachers to Tajikistan on goodwill mission

Emil Burkhanov’s pupils call him ustod, the Tajik word for teacher, a...

Armenia's "Velvet Revolution" keeps peace with Russia - for now

The leaders of the protest movement that toppled Armenia's longtime leader Serzh...

In wake of Armenia's peaceful uprising, diaspora's clout is questioned

The huge anti-government protests in Yerevan that toppled longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan...

Armenia's leader resigns amid peaceful mass protests

Armenia's longtime leader stepped down April 23, toppled by an overwhelming wave...

Azerbaijan comes out in favor of Yerevan protests

The Azerbaijani government and media have come out in support of the...

As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest

The Agara Sugar Company, in the eponymous town about 90 kilometers from...

Tajikistan court jails 71-year old over Islamic State links

A court in northern Tajikistan has sentenced a 71-year old woman to...

Perspectives | At Kazakhstan's main airport, are Kyrgyz being singled out for questioning?

For a few months now, I have been hearing stories of Kyrgyzstan...

Azerbaijan reaches deal with Belarus over missile purchases - report

Azerbaijan has reached a deal to buy missiles from Belarus, a Russian...

Uzbekistan, Russia to jointly create TV channel

Uzbekistan and Russia have pledged to jointly create a television channel, potentially...

Kazakhstan gets Russian flak over UN Syria vote

Indignation is brewing in nationalist quarters in Russia over Kazakhstan’s recent decision...

Sargsyan officially nominated for office amid continuing protests

Leaders of Armenia's ruling party decamped to a ski resort as protesters...

Five remarkable things about Azerbaijan's unremarkable election

Azerbaijan's presidential election was, as predicted, a non-event. Ever-incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev...

Turkey's authoritarian turn deprives Tajiks of safe haven

There was a time when Turkey felt like a safe haven for...

Perspectives | Uzbekistan security service agents' immunity worries experts

Uzbekistan has just adopted a new law regulating the functions of its...

For many Azerbaijani voters, the only choice is to laugh

Azerbaijani voters go to the polls on April 11 for a presidential...

US says Central Asia-focused ISIS recruiter killed in airstrike

The main alleged recruiter of Central Asian nationals into the ranks of...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

Georgia aims at "better future" with breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Georgian government has unveiled an ambitious new project to reintegrate its...

Kyrgyzstan: In Kazarman, nothing gold can stay

The language of gold-making spills easily from people’s mouths in Kazarman. Every...

Kazakhstan threatens to block Telegram

Kazakhstan has warned it will block the popular Telegram messaging app unless...

Armenia suspends Schengen visa processor’s activities due to links with Turkey - reports

Armenia’s Justice Ministry suspended activities at a Turkey-linked company hired by the...

Washington experts take rare look at Armenia

American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a...

Kadyrov announces plan for road to connect Georgia and Chechnya

The government of Chechnya has expressed its readiness to construct a road...

Tajikistan, Russia airlines war takes turn for the worse

Aviation authorities in Russia and Tajikistan are intensifying their battle of wills...

Abkhazia mobilizes against foreign invader: Stinkbugs

Hunter has become hunted in Georgia’s separatist region of Abkhazia, as locals...

Tajikistan celebrates its Kemerovo heroes

A group of laborers from Tajikistan who saved dozens of lives during...

Uzbekistan throws party for Afghanistan talks, Taliban skips

It has been many a year since Uzbekistan’s capital has seen such...

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

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

Tajikistan denies funneling weapons to Taliban

Tajikistan has staunchly denied accusations leveled by a high-ranking US general that...

Turkmenistan, Iran Talk Gas Swap Deals

Turkmenistan is exploring options on natural gas swap deals with Iran to...

Kazakhstan Reacts to Kemerovo Disaster with Snap Checks

Kazakhstan has responded to a deadly blaze at a shopping mall in...

Tajikistan, Russia in Fresh Airlines Battle

Aviation authorities in Tajikistan and Russia are once again engaging in a...

Kazakhstan: Opposition Figure Sparks Balloon Crackdown 

When Kazakhstan’s Public Enemy No. 1 ordered his supporters to brandish blue...

Nowruz Brings Iranian Tourists to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, brings one certainty to Armenia, Azerbaijan and...

Kazakhstan’s 1930s Famine Gets Film Treatment as Memories Fade

The set for Berkutchi, a movie production about the manmade famine that...

Expert Opinions: The Trump Organization in the Caucasus

Masha Udensiva-Brenner tells the story of New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson’s...

Uzbekistan Opens New Railway Routes to Kyrgyzstan, Russia

A weekly train running the route from the capital of Uzbekistan to...

Remittances to Central Asia Surge But Fall Short of Historic Highs

Fresh data from Russia’s Central Bank have shown a strong resurgence in...

Kazakhstan Closes Spigot to Opposition Leader’s Information Channels

Communications authorities in Kazakhstan have revealed that their efforts to delete online...

Armenian President Drops Hint He Intends to Extend Rule

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan hinted that he aims to extend his decade-long...

Perspectives | Scapegoating Becomes a Pre-Election Ritual in Russia

There were two certainties during the buildup to Russia’s presidential vote on...

European Investment Bank Approves $1 Billion Funding for TANAP Gas Pipeline

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved 932 million Euros ($1.15 billion)...

Central Asia Leaders Confab but Stop Short of Binding Commitments

A gathering of Central Asia presidents held in Kazakhstan’s capital this week...

Georgia: Ski Lift Crashes in Gudauri Resort

A ski lift careened out of control, with people jumping or thrown...

Armenia’s State Doping Program Has Had Disastrous Consequences for Weightlifters - Investigation

Rocked by doping scandals, Armenian weightlifters have been banned from competing in...

US Military Giving Up on Kyrgyzstan

The United States appears to have given up on military cooperation with...

Perspectives | After Russia's Election, Expect Economy to Putter On as Before

In the two months between Vladimir Putin’s virtually assured victory on March...

Perspectives | Poll Highlights Paradox on Economic Attitudes in Russia

As Russia prepares to hold a presidential election, polling data indicates that an...

Kazakhstan: Court Dubs Opposition Movement Extremist

A court in Kazakhstan has ruled to designate an opposition political movement...