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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Kazakhstan sleepwalks toward choice-free parliamentary election
But there is no papering over the festering disillusionment.
Dec 2, 2020
Election clashes, COVID deepen crisis in Georgia
Rights activists blasted the authorities' use of force.
Nov 9, 2020
Perspectives | How U.S. hawks’ fixation on Iran endangers Middle East Christians
A facile and naïve plan being discussed in Washington risks backfiring on Iran’s minority Christians.
Oct 31, 2020
Perspectives | Why Kazakhstan’s leaders fear regional unrest
Rigged elections have created political crises in two other post-Soviet countries this year, leaving Nur-Sultan edgy ahead of a parliamentary vote.
Oct 27, 2020
Kazakhstan: Parliamentary elections scheduled for January 10
The president says the vote will marking a turning point. Skeptics yawn.
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
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
Central Asia: Belt and Road takes back seat in Chinese envoy’s tour
Beijing is eager to show solidarity as the coronavirus pandemic rumbles on.
Sep 16, 2020
Armenian kids head back to school despite smoldering COVID-19 outbreak
Armenia is taking a faster route to in-person classes than its Caucasus neighbors, but it is adopting a number of precautions to make sure that schools don’t spread the virus.
Sep 15, 2020
Leading Azerbaijani opposition figure enters second week of hunger strike
Tofig Yagublu was detained shortly after the president warned that the opposition was using the coronavirus to destabilize Azerbaijan. Now even pro-government MPs are calling for his release.
Sep 15, 2020
Azerbaijani power struggle intensifies
The under-the-surface schism within the government has dominated public discourse in Azerbaijan in recent weeks.
Sep 9, 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
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
High-profile COVID wedding highlights Azerbaijani political schism
A longtime gray cardinal is in trouble after violating social-distancing laws. But breaking rules is what bigwigs do in Azerbaijan.
Aug 26, 2020