Skip to main content
Kazakhstan 2022 unrest
Kyrgyzstan 2020 unrest
American diplomats in Central Asia
Arts and Culture
The Bug Pit
The Central Asianist
Search by keyword
You can search using keywords to narrow down the list.
| 93 Articles
2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
After the war: Touring Azerbaijan's reclaimed territories
The mood in Baku is triumphal but it’s heavy and vengeful rather than joyous.
Paul Benjamin Osterlund
Dec 22, 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
Kazakhstan’s independent media losing advertising battle with bloggers, influencers
The government will help outlets that publish its propaganda.
Nov 20, 2020
Kazakhstan: Nearly half of ventilators bought for COVID-19 defective
Numbers of coronavirus cases has seen a sharp surge recently.
Nov 19, 2020
Kazakhstan: Former health minister arrested
The healthcare sector has been embroiled in corruption scandals for years.
Nov 3, 2020
UFC Khabib’s last outing too hot for Tajikistan?
The authorities are spooked by the idea that a crowd could form.
Oct 26, 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
War in the Caucasus hits close to home for Turkey’s Armenians
Some are speaking out against the conflict despite fears the government’s strong support for Azerbaijan could fuel nationalist reprisals.
Ayla Jean Yackley
Oct 21, 2020
Tajikistan: Secret Chinese base becomes slightly less secret
Chinese personnel, whose presence Dushanbe denies, forbid reporters from filming.
Sep 23, 2020
Georgia experiences its first wave of COVID-19
With their borders still largely closed, Georgians hit the beach and let their guard down. The epidemiological result was inevitable.
Sep 18, 2020
Kazakhstan: Classes continue in remote format
Parents are pleading for relief from their kids learning from home, however.
Sep 10, 2020
Kazakhstan’s war on coronavirus fake news underwhelms
Confusion and contradiction are at the heart of the government’s counter-disinformation strategy.
Aug 28, 2020
Georgia’s park of runaway trees
Crowds are flocking to visit a new botanical wonderland that stands as testimony to the sway the billionaire chairman of the country’s ruling party holds over the nation.
Aug 19, 2020