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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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