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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Kyrgyzstan pleads for more Chinese help in building key infrastructure
Bishkek is also angling for yet more room to ease its debt burden.
Dec 9, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Only 15 percent of infected healthcare workers compensated
Medics say they are actively discouraged from seeking the compensation.
Dec 8, 2020
Kyrgyzstan's China debt: Between crowdfunding and austerity
Beijing does not appear disposed to give too much leeway.
Nov 17, 2020
Here’s looking at EAEU: The contraband conundrum
The trade bloc's failure to stop contraband smuggling is connected to the high drama playing out in Kyrgyzstan.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Nov 5, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Protests flourish as crises mount on all sides
Acting President Japarov came to power on the crest of rallies, but will he know how to deal with them as leader?
Nov 2, 2020
On Georgian voters’ minds: A pandemic, a bank robbery, and treasonous cartography
Georgians go to the polls for legislative elections on October 31 after an unexpectedly eventful campaign season.
Oct 30, 2020
Ukraine: Zaporizhia bridge emerges as measure of Zelensky’s progress
The president bets on a big infrastructure program to reinvigorate his political fortunes.
Oct 27, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Living in the shadow of a sleeping Chinese oil refinery
The country's largest oil refinery is no stranger to scandals.
Oct 22, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Economy and healthcare shattering under weight of crisis
Any political turmoil was bound to worsen Kyrgyzstan's eviscerated economy, but what has happened over the past week has been especially destructive.
Oct 8, 2020
COVID and the new debt dynamics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Before the pandemic, Central Asia’s poorest countries had been managing their Chinese debts quite well. Now they are asking for help.
Dirk van der Kley
Oct 2, 2020
Coronavirus economics watch: Central Asia and the Caucasus, September 2020
A digest, updated daily, on how the pandemic is plundering Eurasia's economies.
Sep 29, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: COVID-19 body blow leaves Issyk-Kul tourism operators reeling
The tourist season was a disaster, with visitors down almost 90 percent. The taxman has not been sympathetic.
Photos by Danil Usmanov
Sep 11, 2020
Here’s looking at EAEU #4: Belarus backs itself into trade corner
Hypocritical election congratulations underscore the cold strategic underpinnings of a bloc that is as much about politics as it is about trade.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Sep 3, 2020
Georgia beckons digital nomads with COVID-fighting success
A new program is an attempt to maintain the country's enviable epidemiological situation and still attract some visitors to its tourism-dependent economy.
Sep 2, 2020