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After 100 days, what's new in the “new Armenia”?

August 17 marks 100 days since Nikol Pashinyan became prime minister of...

For Armenians, they're not occupied territories – they're the homeland

When Alexander Kananyan moved to Kelbajar in 2000, it was “completely destroyed,”...

Armenia's uprising spreads to its church

On a dirt road high in the mountains of southern Armenia, the...

Russia: New migrant registration rules threaten tenuous livelihoods

Russia has adopted new registration rules impacting millions of foreigners working in...

Abkhazians appreciate Syrian recognition, no matter the circumstances

Outside Abkhazia’s derelict former parliament, burnt beyond repair during the territory’s secessionist...

Letter to the editor: Muslims suffered in Zangazur, too

Letter to the editor from Hikmet Hajiyev, spokesman for Azerbaijan's Ministry of...

Karabakh villagers wary of returning to showcase village on frontline

Elmira Sahakyan's son was seven days old when war broke out in...

Perspectives | Rethinking the “Russian World” concept

The concept of Russkii Mir (the Russian World) has been one of...

Syria formally recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Syrian government recognized the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and...

Armenia's new leadership shows a common touch

Riding the subway. Eating a fast-food burger. Laundry. Armenia's new leaders, it...

Young activists and regime veterans: Armenia’s new compromise government

Armenia's new prime minister Nikol Pashinyan has formed his first post-uprising government,...

Armenian youth, the ‘engine of the revolution,’ fight for a fairer society

For many of the activists who took to Yerevan's streets in recent...

Perspectives | Livestreaming Armenia’s “velvet revolution”

Armenia excels at video. Even before Internet was widely available in the...

Turkmenistan: Taking in the dirty laundry

Akhal-Teke is a Eurasianet column compiling news and analysis from Turkmenistan....

Perspectives | Radicalization among Central Asia’s migrants: Views from the ground

The latest contribution to the field of research on violent religious radicalization...

Armenians mark genocide anniversary, but this year the mood is lighter

The day after Armenians celebrated one of the most joyful days in...

In wake of Armenia's peaceful uprising, diaspora's clout is questioned

The huge anti-government protests in Yerevan that toppled longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan...

As Armenia effects its political transition, all eyes on Sargsyan

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stepped down on April 9 and handed his...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian village becomes showcase of postwar reconstruction

Two years ago, Azerbaijani troops entered the village of Talish, less than...

Baku Embraces Conspiracy Theory Blaming Armenians for Own Pogrom

This February marks the 30th anniversary of the events that launched the...

Armenia's Next President Faces Eligibility Challenge

Investigations by Armenian opposition media have suggested that the ruling party's candidate...

Kyrgyzstan’s Diaspora: An evening of Music and Conversation

The Kyrgyz are among the smallest and newest Central Asian diasporas to...

Azerbaijan Calls Snap Presidential Elections

Azerbaijan has unexpectedly announced that it is moving up presidential elections, previously...

Presidential Selection: Armen Sargsyan’s Second Coming to Armenia

On January 19, Armenia’s outgoing president Serzh Sargsyan presented his ambassador to...

Armenian Community in Jerusalem Shrinks, But Perseveres

Late at night in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a small...

Armenia, Turkey Trade Blame After Yerevan Abandons Protocols

Turkey and Armenia are trading accusations over responsibility for the apparent end...

Trump's Jerusalem Gambit Prompts Opposition From Armenia, Concern From Georgia

United States President Donald Trump’s decision to defy international law and recognize...

Afghanistan's Ghani Visits Uzbekistan on Mission to Plug Into Central Asia

The president of Afghanistan has visited Uzbekistan on a mission to plug...

Uzbekistan: Starting to Grapple with Labor Migration Issue

The recent murder of an Uzbek migrant in the Moscow region was stunning for its...

Meskhetian Turks from Ukraine Find a New Home in Turkey

Turkey has accepted the last of thousands of Meskhetian Turks from Ukraine...

Armenians Rally Against American GMOs

The United States embassy in Yerevan has sparked controversy by promoting the...

The Russian Orthodox Church and the Impact of Bolshevism

It is common knowledge that the advent of Bolshevism in 1917 was...

Armenia: Diaspora Conference Promotes Concept of New “Global Armenian Identity”

An all-day conference in Los Angeles, to be held September 23, will...

Russia Closes Azerbaijani Diaspora Organization

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld a prior decision to shutter the...

New Language Learning Policy Revives Controversy Over Russian in Armenia

A new government education policy that gives a special status for the...

Armenia: Hint of Territorial Concessions to Azerbaijan Sparks Controversy

Armenia's foreign minister suggested the country could hand over certain territories around...

Armenia: The Highway Leads to Karabakh, But the Money Comes from California

On September 1, Armenian President Serzh Sargysyan and Karabakh leader Bako Sahakyan...

Israeli Arms Manufacturer Alleged To Have Attacked Armenia From Azerbaijan

Officials from an Israeli arms manufacturer fired two drone missiles from Azerbaijan...

Azerbaijan: Russia Stopped Us From "Breaking Armenia's Resistance" in 2016

Russia intervened to stop Azerbaijan's advances in last year's conflict with Armenia,...

Russian-Speaking LGBT Community Shows Pride

Vulnerable to persecution in Russia and other states in Eurasia, Russian-speaking members...

Armenia: Nation-Army Plan Raises Concerns About Society’s Militarization

A new program is promoting the closer integration of Armenia’s military and...

Armenia and Turkey’s Genocide Row: Battleground Hollywood

The long-lasting battle between Turkey and Armenia over the acceptance or denial...

Russian Beyond Russia

Language is harmfully intertwined with politics these days in Eurasia. The swirling...

Searching for Putin’s Swedish Friends

Dissatisfied with the mainstream media, Sweden’s old left and alt-right find common...

With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

The Armenian nose is a source of national pride, sometimes said to...

Karabakh: Diplomatic Attention Needed to Address Growing Risks

A recent flare-up of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh highlights a growing risk of...

Georgia: Protecting an Ancient Alphabet in a Digital Age

Dato Dolidze’s fingers move slowly on the old handset as he writes...

Can the Caucasus Grab Donald Trump’s Attention?

Pink protest hats were not the only piece of clothing to mark...

Azerbaijan’s Holiday Gambit: Hanukkah, Trump and Netanyahu 

Azerbaijan made a double PR-play on December 14 that could have proven...

Kazakhstan to Rename Capital After President?

Only a week after Kazakhstan celebrated the 23rd anniversary of its national...

The Armenian Diaspora and Armenia: A New Relationship?

Leading members of the Armenian Diaspora are looking to take on a...

Uzbeks Pay Entente-Building Visit to Kyrgyzstan

A delegation of senior officials from Uzbekistan has paid a visit to...

Armenia: Pope Francis Stirs Hopes for Peace, Prosperity

Whether atheist, Catholic or Armenian Apostolic, Armenians on June 24 heartily welcomed...

Does Turkey See Its Armenian Minority as a Security Threat?

Members of the small ethnic Armenian community in Turkey are feeling increasingly...

Azerbaijan Slams Amal Clooney as Armenia’s Secret Weapon

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney’s April 26 remarks to the BBC have...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Who Won the Media War?

Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces battled in early April not just over...

Armenia: When Freedom Causes Social Friction

The influx of Iranian tourists in March to celebrate Nowruz, the traditional...

Russia Seeks Scapegoats After Nanny Arrested with Child’s Severed Head

MOSCOW -- The horror of a veiled woman in black holding up...

Syrian Refugees’ Cuisine Helps Spice Up Armenia

The arrival of thousands of Syrian-Armenian refugees in Armenia is injecting a...

Azerbaijan: Can Baku Broker Peace Between Turkey and Russia?

Azerbaijan wants to wriggle out of a diplomatic dilemma by trying to...

Armenia and Georgia: Frenemy Battles over Song and Dance

The Caucasus’ most legendary love-hate relationship careened heavily toward hate recently amid...

Russia-Turkey Row Claims Another Victim: Pan-Turkic Song Contest

A Kyrgyz in a Mongol warrior princess getup won the Turkvision song...

Turkey-Russia Conflict Divides South Caucasus

Sandwiched between Turkey and Russia, and for centuries a battleground for the...

Tajikistan: Toddler’s Death Exposes Vulnerability of Migrants in Russia

On the morning of November 16, a plane flew into Tajikistan’s main...

Rumor Has It: Conan O’Brien Is Armenian

With US talk show host Conan O’Brien in town after an earlier...

Armenia Keeps Its Arms Open to Syrian Refugees

If there was a “little Armenia” in Syria, to borrow Armenian Foreign...

Armenia: Eurasian Union Malaise Puts Government in Budget Hole

The expected economic benefits of membership in the Eurasian Economic Union are...

Georgians Squeezed by Greek Crisis

Greece and the European Union may have reached a bailout deal to...

Armenia: Monuments of Remembrance

Located atop a steep hill, the Armenian Genocide Memorial is one of...

On Ottomans, Turks, and Armenians

For more than a decade, I taught an area studies course at...

Post-1915, Picture-Brides Gave Armenians Fresh Start in US

They came by the hundreds, even thousands — ethnic Armenian women who...

Armenia: Monuments of Remembrance

Located atop a steep hill, the Armenian Genocide Memorial is one of...

Kardashian, Putin and Clooney Packing for Armenia

Kim Kardashian, the US celebrity who conquered the Internet, and Russia’s Vladimir...

Armenia Takes Genocide-Recognition to Eurovision

Armenia plans to use Eurovision, the pop-and-politics fest extraordinaire, to ask Europe...

Starbucks’ Armenian Faux Pas

Amidst an angry backlash from Armenian-Americans, Starbucks has removed from cafés around...

Turkmenistan’s New Ferries Promise to Boost Caspian Trade

For a landlocked country, Turkmenistan is getting into the seafaring spirit: Ashgabat’s...

Kyiv Making Gains in Religious Dimension of the Ukrainian-Russian Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to use religion to advance an...

Pro-EU Parties Ahead in Moldovan Elections

Pro-European parties were on track to edge out opponents in a crucial...

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Struggles to Keep IT Specialists In-House

The Bishkek office that website developer Mikhail Ageev shares with three colleagues...

Black Caviar in the Black Garden: Another Conflict for Karabakh?

When you think caviar, you don’t necessarily think of breakaway  Nagorno Karabakh,...

And the Top Foreign Investor to Armenia Is . . .

Many would guess Russia, but it is actually Argentina. Data on direct...

Greece Bans Denials of Armenian Genocide

Armenia on September 9 got a gift from Greece — a law...

CSTO Practices Against Fascist, Separatist, Western-Backed Enemy

Russia and its allies are practicing military drills involving a "separatist" force...

Georgia: Locals Say Pankisi Gorge Isn’t Jihadist Hotbed

His nom de guerre is Omar al-Shishani (Omar the Chechen), and he...

Armenia Attempts a Eurasian Tango in Argentina

Taking its Eurasian-Union dreams into the Western Hemisphere, Armenia has offered itself...

Armenia: IT Boom Bolsters Economic Prospects

After almost two decades of rapid expansion, Armenia’s information-technology industry is becoming...

Armenia: Pro-Russia Activists Attack Diaspora Members for Promoting “European Values”

Wariness of “European values” within a significant segment of Armenian society is...

Armenia: Eye Care Initiative Has Legs

It was the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that drew Roger Ohanesian to Armenia for...

From Baku to Nashville, with Love

Nashville, Tennessee has apparently become another unlikely proxy battleground for a war...

Armenia: Some Syrian Refugees Want to Leave

The mayhem and indiscriminate violence that define Syria’s civil war could not...

Turkey: Looking Ahead to 2015, Ankara Tries New Tack on the Events of 1915

The annual April 24 commemoration of the Ottoman-era mass killing of Armenians...

Armenia: New PM Appointed

Armenia appears to be settling down to a time of change --...

Syrian Refugees Grapple with Adapting to Life in Abkhazia

In 2013, as Syria’s civil war raged, 23-year-old Samar Abaza opted, like...

Turkey: Ankara's Crimea Conundrum

As the images distributed the other day by the Turkish press of Russian...

Ukraine: Armenian Diaspora Members Reluctant to Take Sides

Sergei Nigoyan, a 20-year-old ethnic Armenian born in Ukraine, was the first...

Turkey: A Conspiratorial State of Mind

As Eurasianet's Dorian Jones pointed out in a recent article, in response...

Troubled Turkey Looks to Conspiracy Theories for Answers

Facing bouts of civil unrest, corruption probes and growing financial and economic...

Central Asian and Caucasian States Go to Sochi

Much has changed for Central Asia and the South Caucasus since 1980,...