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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Confusion over border with Azerbaijan worries residents of southern Armenia
The handover of territory has brought Azerbaijani forces into close contact with several Armenian towns and a critical road, leading some locals to blame the central government for failing to protect them.
Dec 21, 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
Russian nationalists again rile Kazakhstan by questioning its nationhood
The Foreign Ministry warns these remarks are straining relations.
Dec 15, 2020
Perspectives | In Azerbaijan, Turkish leader has eyes on Iran
Turkey’s president appears to be positioning himself as a protector of all Turks, including Azerbaijani Turks in Iran.
Dec 14, 2020
Perspectives | What did Turkey gain from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war?
Turkey helped Azerbaijan win on the battlefield, but what Ankara stands to gain geopolitically remains to be seen.
Dec 11, 2020
Without a clear alternative, Pashinyan manages to cling to power
While Armenians increasingly agree that the prime minister needs to step down, they are divided on who could replace him.
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
In political crisis, Armenian president makes power play
The previously apolitical figure has emerged as a challenger to the embattled prime minister. But his chances of success aren’t clear.
Dec 3, 2020
Azerbaijan retakes control of final region as part of ceasefire deal with Armenia
The handover was confused, as the current Armenian residents got multiple mixed messages over whether they could stay.
Dec 2, 2020
In Armenia and Azerbaijan, families of missing in action turn to Facebook
Hundreds of soldiers on each side are still missing three weeks after fighting stopped.
Nov 30, 2020
Georgian politics still deadlocked after runoff polls
After the opposition boycotted the second round, the ruling party’s position became even more commanding.
Nov 27, 2020
Tajikistan: Emomali’s Russia visit signals his emerging role
Any breakthrough in improving the lot of labor migrants will be touted as sign of his political heft.
Nov 26, 2020
Turkmenistan: The dammed united
Travel bans, dams and Russian fans. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Nov 24, 2020
Perspectives | Azerbaijan’s peace activists face harassment, and a reckoning
For those of us advocating for progressive values in Azerbaijan, the war has been a setback.
Nov 20, 2020