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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Russian tourists flood into newly reopened Abkhazia
The territory's public health officials have warned against opening up to tourism, and the arrival of tourists has coincided with a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Aug 11, 2020
Azerbaijani president slams State Oil Company, announces privatization
In an unprecedented speech, Ilham Aliyev blasted the “socialist economic model” behind his country’s largest companies.
Aug 9, 2020
Here’s looking at EAEU #3: Whining and dining
There is no setback in the EAEU, it would appear, that cannot be fixed with a roadmap.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Aug 6, 2020
Dashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - July
Archived reports from July 2020 on how the pandemic has upended life in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
Jul 31, 2020
After reopening, Armenian economy continues to struggle
“It was the pandemic that hit the economy hard, not the lockdown itself.”
Jul 30, 2020