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2021: Eurasianet’s year in review
Catch up on the biggest events we covered this year.
Dec 29, 2021
Azerbaijan’s pro-government media: Just following orders
Authorities send news outlets instructions on how to cover events large and small. We obtained a cache of the messages.
Dec 20, 2021
Azerbaijani government adopts still harsher tactics against opposition
Police have been acting more forcefully following victory in last year’s war with Armenia.
Dec 16, 2021
Azerbaijan to implement new media restrictions
The new media law would impose many new regulations on the country’s already heavily controlled media.
Dec 15, 2021
Turkey, Armenia to appoint envoys to normalize relations
It would be the most concrete step yet in restoring ties between the two sides, whose border has been closed for nearly three decades.
Dec 14, 2021
French far-right figure seeks votes in Armenia
Eric Zemmour’s visit was largely unnoticed in Armenia, but French Armenians accused him of trying to use the country’s conflicts for his own Islamophobic purposes.
Dec 13, 2021
A year after war, Armenian prisoners still bargaining chips in Azerbaijan
The Armenian government has come under fire for appearing to discredit as “deserters” the dozens of soldiers still in captivity.
Dec 10, 2021
International court orders Armenia and Azerbaijan to curb racial hatred
The International Court of Justice declined, however, to order more concrete measures related to Armenian prisoners and maps of land mines in Azerbaijan.
Dec 8, 2021
Azerbaijan’s anti-vaxxers remain on the fringe
Compared to its neighbors, anti-vaccine sentiment hasn’t really taken hold in Azerbaijan. Some are still trying, though.
Dec 6, 2021
Military helicopter crash kills 14 officers in Azerbaijan
Government critics immediately began speculating about a foreign plot, which authorities have ruled out.
Dec 1, 2021
Georgia introduces COVID passports amid record high numbers
Similar systems have been used around the world to encourage vaccinations. But under Georgia’s, you may be better off not being vaccinated at all.
Nov 30, 2021
Saakashvili gets his day in court
In his first public appearance following his surprise return to the country, arrest, and hunger strike, the ex-president brushed off the charges against him and issued an expansive defense of his time in power.
Nov 30, 2021
Leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan meet, agree to work bilaterally
There was much to discuss just over a year after the end of the war, including ongoing border tensions, plans to reopen borders and transportation, and the fate of Armenian prisoners.
Nov 26, 2021
Roman empire’s easternmost aqueduct discovered in Armenia
The unfinished structure was the result of a brief period of direct Roman control over Armenia in the second century CE.
Nov 24, 2021
Armenian ex-president charged with bribery
Serzh Sargsyan’s lawyers said the timing of the charges was suspicious, coming amid a period of bad news on the border with Azerbaijan.
Nov 23, 2021