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2021: Eurasianet’s year in review
Catch up on the biggest events we covered this year.
Dec 29, 2021
Perspectives | Dam building on the Kura-Aras and water tensions in the Caucasus
Amid pressures from climate change, hydropower dams are further disrupting cross-border water supplies. Part two in a series.
Dec 28, 2021
Kazakhstan ratifies updated military coop agreement with Russia
Moscow is working to stop the West engaging in security dialogue with Central Asian states.
Dec 22, 2021
Perspectives | Don’t water it down: The role of water security in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war
Water disputes helped escalate the conflict into all-out war. Left unaddressed, they pose the same risk again. The first in a three-part series.
Dec 22, 2021
Taliban accidentally wires money to Tajikistan-based opposition
The embassy says it refuses to give back the cash.
Dec 20, 2021
One year after arrests for war crimes, Azerbaijan remains silent
Last year Baku took the surprising step of announcing the prosecutions of four soldiers for crimes against Armenians. But there is no word on what happened since – and no reciprocation from Armenia, either.
Dec 15, 2021
Tajikistan: Little person’s bigtime courts controversy
A charismatic, handicapped singer has gone viral, triggering appearances with Russian superstars and a member of the ruling family.
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
Perspectives | Islamic State continues anti-Taliban PR push, with Tashkent in crosshairs
The Islamic State in Afghanistan is using the Taliban’s cozy relations with Uzbekistan as propaganda fodder.
Dec 9, 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
Tajikistan press-gangs an army to defend long Afghan border
The conscripts, generally Tajikistan’s poorest young men, are brutalized into service. And they are the country’s first line of defense.
Dec 2, 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
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
The great paywall of Turkmenistan
Letters from Washington, cybersecurity cooperation with China, and negotiating with a bankrupt Taliban. This and more in our weekly briefing.
Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Nov 23, 2021