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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
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
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
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’s park of runaway trees
Crowds are flocking to visit a new botanical wonderland that stands as testimony to the sway the billionaire chairman of the country’s ruling party holds over the nation.
Aug 19, 2020
Ukraine’s census attempt crashes and burns yet again
Independent Ukraine has held only one census, almost 20 years ago.
Aug 12, 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
Women are being forced to give birth ‘alone’, in post-lockdown Armenia and Ukraine
Across Eurasia, women have reported mistreatment that defies World Health Organization guidelines – and national policies.
Jul 18, 2020
Armenian opposition unites around army, snipes at PM
The military clashes this week have become the latest cause for partisan squabbling.
Jul 17, 2020
Azerbaijan fires foreign minister
The move comes as prospects for diplomatic negotiations with Armenia were already deeply troubled after days of heavy fighting between the two sides.
Jul 16, 2020
COVID-19 reality starts to hit home for Azerbaijanis
Denialism and conspiracy theories about the disease appear to be in retreat as more and more people are infected.
Jul 8, 2020
Azerbaijani president calls into question negotiations with Armenia
As diplomatic talks stall, Ilham Aliyev blames the negotiators for failing to push Armenia toward concessions.
Jul 7, 2020