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2020: Eurasianet’s year in review
To each their own annus horribilis.
Dec 28, 2020
Kyrgyzstan pleads for more Chinese help in building key infrastructure
Bishkek is also angling for yet more room to ease its debt burden.
Dec 9, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Only 15 percent of infected healthcare workers compensated
Medics say they are actively discouraged from seeking the compensation.
Dec 8, 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
Kyrgyzstan's China debt: Between crowdfunding and austerity
Beijing does not appear disposed to give too much leeway.
Nov 17, 2020
Election clashes, COVID deepen crisis in Georgia
Rights activists blasted the authorities' use of force.
Nov 9, 2020
Here’s looking at EAEU: The contraband conundrum
The trade bloc's failure to stop contraband smuggling is connected to the high drama playing out in Kyrgyzstan.
Here’s looking at EAEU
Nov 5, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Protests flourish as crises mount on all sides
Acting President Japarov came to power on the crest of rallies, but will he know how to deal with them as leader?
Nov 2, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Living in the shadow of a sleeping Chinese oil refinery
The country's largest oil refinery is no stranger to scandals.
Oct 22, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Economy and healthcare shattering under weight of crisis
Any political turmoil was bound to worsen Kyrgyzstan's eviscerated economy, but what has happened over the past week has been especially destructive.
Oct 8, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Authorities mulling return to lockdowns
Batken has already reimposed restrictions.
Sep 29, 2020