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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Uzbekistan: The Koryo Saram’s tragic Soviet soccer superstar
A new documentary on a Soviet soccer star also tells the story of Central Asia’s ethnic Korean community, which was deported en masse to the region by Stalin.
Dec 18, 2020
Uzbekistan poised to start trials on Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
5,000 people are taking part in the trials.
Dec 10, 2020
Evidence of widespread atrocities emerges following Karabakh war
The Azerbaijani government has promised to prosecute any war crimes, but many are skeptical of its sincerity.
Dec 9, 2020
Georgia’s COVID outbreak grows from molehill to “Everest”
In the early days of the pandemic, Georgia enjoyed one of the most enviable rates in the world. Things began to fall apart in late summer.
Dec 7, 2020
Kazakhstan to start Sputnik V vaccinations early next year
Trials for a domestically developed QazCovid-in vaccine are not expected to be completed until March.
Dec 4, 2020
Perspectives | Now comes a Karabakh war over cultural heritage
Fears are growing in particular for Armenian monuments being handed over.
Thomas de Waal
Nov 16, 2020
Photo essay | Life underground in Karabakh
Most civilians have fled. But some have stayed to support men at the front, others to fight for their homes.
Nov 7, 2020
Book Review | A blueprint for neutralizing Russian disinformation
The book dispels a widely held misperception in the West that Putin is an omnipotent puppet-master, pulling all the strings in Russian disinformation operations. The reality is not so exotic.
Nov 1, 2020
Kremlin-linked “propaganda factory” eyes Central Asia, China
The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is also targeting India.
Oct 29, 2020
Kazakhstan: Avian flu kills nearly 1 million poultry
The die-off has caused a shortage of meat and eggs in markets.
Oct 21, 2020
“The war will end and we will still have to live together here”
Even as Georgia’s Armenians and Azerbaijanis have strong feelings about the war next door, they are trying to maintain peaceful ties in the country they share.
Oct 19, 2020
Photo essay | Armenia rallies
An American photographer in Yerevan finds volunteers everywhere. Even digging the graves.
Photos by Winslow Martin
Oct 16, 2020
Perspectives | The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: What is peace and why compromise?
Mutually exclusive interpretations of the words "peace" and "compromise" block any capacity to imagine a future together.
Marina Nagai and Sophia Pugsley
Oct 7, 2020
Perspectives | Stereotypes and hatred drive the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
In this world of hardened attitudes, only the other side massacres your own, and ethnic cleansing is only relevant when it comes to lands you’ve lost.
Oct 5, 2020