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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
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
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
Kyrgyzstan: In an uprising low on heroes, defense volunteers shine
The appearance of the self-defense units is the second time this year that civil society has been forced to hold the line. Where the state repeatedly fails to live up to its obligations, volunteers step in.
Oct 14, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Japarov's nomination as PM pauses crisis
Severe economic and epidemiological challenges now lie ahead.
Oct 14, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Competitive elections turn into rout for status quo
The election did not feel very competitive in the president's hometown.
Oct 4, 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
Kyrgyzstan: Teachers reportedly pressured for vote
Such scandals are likely to raise few eyebrows, however.
Sep 18, 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