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In time of hunger, Tajik president pictured with plenty
Let them eat cake.
Dec 18, 2020
Tajikistan: Even Russia feels pain as pandemic wreaks havoc on migration lifeline
Food prices have jumped this year and there are few jobs, but out-of-work migrants can’t get to where they are desperately needed.
Dec 17, 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
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
Coronavirus adds to reasons to escape Tajikistan
The terminal state of the economy remains paramount in the minds of those wishing to leave.
Nov 13, 2020
Election clashes, COVID deepen crisis in Georgia
Rights activists blasted the authorities' use of force.
Nov 9, 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
Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict poses threat to regional energy corridor
While it would be wrong to start pointing fingers and formulating conspiracy theories, clearly the risks are many and real.
Oct 9, 2020
China business briefing: Mooove over, Australia
Kazakhstan’s food producers look primed to benefit from China’s increasingly tense relationship with traditional trading partners. This and more in our monthly Chinese business briefing.
Oct 7, 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
New wave of COVID complicates Georgian ruling party’s election strategy
The Georgian government’s strict, successful early response earned it political dividends. But with a new outbreak, that success is coming under question.
Sep 25, 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
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
Abkhazia calls for volunteers to help with COVID outbreak
Many in the territory blame the rising numbers of coronavirus cases on the authorities’ decision to open up to Russian tourists.
Aug 19, 2020