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Kazakhstan: Presidential daughter getting Panama-ed at a tricky time

Not for the first time, Kazakhstan’s ruling family has cropped up in...

Kazakhstan: Senate speaker signals Nazarbayev won't run in 2020

The speaker of Kazakhstan’s parliament has dropped a political bombshell by stating...

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president paying the price for years of abrasive rule

Over the six years in which he ran Kyrgyzstan, former President Almazbek...

Turkmenistan: If I go there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov took time out of his crammed schedule this...

Armenia’s revolutionary government steps up anti-corruption purge

Armenia's authorities have accelerated their campaign against officials in the former government...

Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge fights “terrorism” stereotypes

“They say we are all terrorists,” says Fatima, a guesthouse owner near...

Karabakh villagers wary of returning to showcase village on frontline

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

Turkmenistan’s mommy issues

A headline in Turkmenistan’s state media declaring the bouncing health of the...

Washed-up Kyrgyz official heads Tajikistan telecoms company

A mobile phone company in Tajikistan has appointed a disgraced former government...

Uzbekistan still mourns a soccer generation lost to air crash

As a female announcer on Soviet radio read out the day’s soccer...

Tajikistan: No laughing matter as comedian journalist goes on trial

The criminal trial of well-known journalist and comedian in Tajikistan is set...

Pashinyan effect spreads to Nagorno-Karabakh

The protests may not have looked like much: a couple of hundred...

Kyrgyzstan: Jeenbekov goes to Beijing with China the talk of Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s state visit to China kicked off on June...

Turkmenistan’s vicious cycle

The president of Turkmenistan’s love affair...

Kyrgyzstan: Former PM arrested in corruption probe

Former Kyrgyzstan prime minister Sapar Isakov has been been taken into custody...

Turkish prosecutor declines to charge activists over Armenian Genocide commemoration

A Turkish prosecutor has decided against charging members of a human rights...

Georgian vigilantes take on South Ossetia’s creeping border crisis

Russian soldiers hold a position just 250 meters from Georgia's main east-west...

Kyrgyzstan: Bride-kidnapping case triggers rare UN response

The United Nations office in Kyrgyzstan has issued a rare criticism of...

Azerbaijani military advances on tense Nakhchivan-Armenia border

Azerbaijan's military has advanced further into a no man's land on the...

Stolen cattle provoke anti-Turkish backlash in Georgian border villages

Residents of a village on Georgia's border with Turkey have blocked a...

Uzbekistan assailed by cataclysmic sand and salt storm

Remote western regions of the Uzbekistan have for several days been assailed...

Turkmenistan: Cotton bans and whitewashes

It is not often that you hear about cotton from Turkmenistan, although...

Kyrgyzstan: Former PM charged with corruption over power plant project

Security services in Kyrgyzstan said on May 29 that they are charging...

Syria formally recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia

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

Armenian leader Pashinyan’s son volunteers to serve in Karabakh

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s son has enlisted in the military and...

Georgian fascists step into the spotlight

A pair of tourists enjoy an al fresco meal at a café...

Kazakhstan: Government concerns for media ring hollow

With their country consistently ranked near the bottom of international press freedom...

Armenia's new leadership shows a common touch

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

Skype, Viber return in Uzbekistan

Fans of low-cost communication in Uzbekistan celebrated on May 23 as Skype...

Tajikistan: Was Iran protest a fake?

A protest rally that occurred in front of Iran’s embassy in Tajikistan...

Turkmenistan: After us, the flood will come

Advancing his apparent quest to be photographed at the helm of every...

Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir trial a testbed for religious boundaries

The opening hearing of Guzal Tokhtakhadjayeva’s criminal trial last month began late...

Azerbaijan marks centennial of democratic republic with little fanfare

One hundred years ago this month, the first secular democracy in the...

As ties with Turkey suffer, Israel moves to recognize Armenian genocide

Israeli politicians have called on the country to formally recognize the Armenian...

Kyrgyzstan: Former president drops libel claims against reporters, activist

The embattled former president of Kyrgyzstan has announced he is dropping his...

Uzbekistan aglow after president’s successful US visit

As the Washington rain beat down during the conclusion of Uzbek President...

Armenia's protesters take fight to Yerevan mayor's office

Protesters broke in to Yerevan's city hall and demanded the resignation of...

Perspectives | Tashkent Syndrome: Is Uzbekistan getting a free pass?

What is the right bar against which to measure the seriousness of...

Turkmenistan: Fast and furious. And broke

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

Uzbekistan: Coming to America

“Amerika serkhli diyor!” — America, a land of wonder!...

Georgia Protests: Nightlife against Nationalists

Georgia's fierce culture wars escalated over the weekend after a heavy-handed police...

Armenia and that post-Soviet trick with prime ministers

Two Russians are having a conversation following the peaceful revolution in Armenia, goes...

Kazakhstan banker detained in Moscow

A banker from Kazakhstan has been detained by police in Moscow at...

Kazakhstan: World War II parade puts local authorities in a bind

With each year that passes, the Immortal Regiment in the northern Kazakhstan...

Kazakhstan: Police crack down on anti-government rallies

A rights group in Kazakhstan has said numerous people were detained by...

Tajikistan: Turning pigs into sheep, and other plagiarism adventures

It was like something out of a fairytale. Nazrulo Amirov turned pigs...

Turkmenistan says one thing, does another

In Turkmenistan, statistics are not so much a science as an art....

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...

Kyrgyzstan man faces prison for Facebook insults

Temir Bolotbek feels strongly about architecture. So much so, that a squabble...

Kyrgyzstan: Ombudsman asks to pardon jailed opposition leader

A government ombudsman in Kyrgyzstan has appealed to the president to consider...

Protests in Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan's unlikely rise

Nikol Pashinyan, who has led the largest political protests in Armenia's post-Soviet...

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 | Eric Lee’s The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution

The Georgian Democratic Republic was short lived – lasting only from 1918...

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

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

Azerbaijan watches Armenian rebellion with jealousy and hope

As street protests in Armenia dramatically toppled longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan this...

Head of Kyrgyzstan's corruption agency fired after 10 days in job

Every shashlik cook worth his salt knows the secret is to give...

Protests begin anew in Armenia as talks between opposition and government break down

Negotiations over a transfer of power between the Armenian government and opposition...

Kyrgyzstan and its government: New names, old faces, uncertain future

There is at least one new thing about Kyrgyzstan’s latest prime minister....

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...

Kazakhstan: President’s remarks precipitate crisis at bank

With words he hoped would serve as a sharp kick in the...

Can a reclining Georgian nationalist fake his way to the top?

An unusual meme swept Georgia’s internet last month. Netizens were posting photos...

Azerbaijan comes out in favor of Yerevan protests

The Azerbaijani government and media have come out in support of the...

As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest

The Agara Sugar Company, in the eponymous town about 90 kilometers from...

Turkmenistan protests too much as citizens are halted from leaving country

As if for no reason, Turkmenistan’s migration authorities this week decided to...

Why Georgians second-guess their doctors

Veranika Ebralidze, a stay-at-home mother of two from Tbilisi, took a deep...

Tajikistan unplugs internet users on officials’ whim

Countless internet users in Tajikistan were knocked offline for much of April...

Kyrgyzstan's president waives libel fee as he shows a softer side

The president of Kyrgyzstan has earned some brownie points with the activist...

Perspectives | At Kazakhstan's main airport, are Kyrgyz being singled out for questioning?

For a few months now, I have been hearing stories of Kyrgyzstan...

Azerbaijan reaches deal with Belarus over missile purchases - report

Azerbaijan has reached a deal to buy missiles from Belarus, a Russian...

Armenia's Sargsyan appointed PM as protestors declare "velvet revolution"

Armenia’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to install Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister...

Uzbekistan, Russia to jointly create TV channel

Uzbekistan and Russia have pledged to jointly create a television channel, potentially...

Kyrgyzstan: Rival camps play appointments ping-pong as government teeters

Kyrgyzstan’s not so behind-the-scenes power struggle is fast descending into farce. Six...

Kazakhstan gets Russian flak over UN Syria vote

Indignation is brewing in nationalist quarters in Russia over Kazakhstan’s recent decision...

Sargsyan officially nominated for office amid continuing protests

Leaders of Armenia's ruling party decamped to a ski resort as protesters...

Tajikistan: With e-wallets scuppered, shoppers more stranded than ever

A recent desperate and quixotic measure by Tajikistan’s government to boost budget...

Five remarkable things about Azerbaijan's unremarkable election

Azerbaijan's presidential election was, as predicted, a non-event. Ever-incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev...

Kyrgyzstan protesters set fire to gold-processing plant under construction

Residents of a town in southern Kyrgyzstan opposed to the construction of...

Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutor next for chop as ex-leader’s allies are removed

The high-ranking holdover allies of Kyrgyzstan’s former president are tumbling like bowling...

Perspectives | Washington joins Azerbaijan to undercut a transparency initiative

Campaigners were joyous nine years ago when Azerbaijan became the first country...

Kazakhstan to send 120 peacekeepers to Lebanon

A senior Defense Ministry official in Kazakhstan has said that 120 troops...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

End of the line for Kazakhstan’s independent journalism?

Sometimes, Zeinulla Kakimzhanov enjoys appearing in Forbes magazine....

Kazakhstan threatens to block Telegram

Kazakhstan has warned it will block the popular Telegram messaging app unless...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian village becomes showcase of postwar reconstruction

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

Washington experts take rare look at Armenia

American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a...

Uzbekistan: Security services still see opposition as threat 

The security services in Uzbekistan have laid down a bold red line...

Kazakhstan: Police detain top reporter for local Forbes

Police in Kazakhstan have raided the offices of the local online edition...

Young Azerbaijani teachers heed the call of village life

With a cartoon character tattooed to her wrist and a pierced eyebrow,...

Tajikistan celebrates its Kemerovo heroes

A group of laborers from Tajikistan who saved dozens of lives during...

Kyrgyzstan: Former presidential candidate accused of coup-plotting

Security services in Kyrgyzstan have opened a second criminal investigation against former...

Turkmenistan, Iran Talk Gas Swap Deals

Turkmenistan is exploring options on natural gas swap deals with Iran to...

Kazakhstan: Opposition Figure Sparks Balloon Crackdown 

When Kazakhstan’s Public Enemy No. 1 ordered his supporters to brandish blue...

Nowruz Brings Iranian Tourists to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, brings one certainty to Armenia, Azerbaijan and...

Azerbaijan's New Pro-Government TV Network Has Some Familiar Faces

A new, all-news television station has started broadcasting in Azerbaijan. And as...

Georgia’s Traveling Trees

It was a surreal tableau – an enormous tree floating across the...

Expert Opinions: The Trump Organization in the Caucasus

Masha Udensiva-Brenner tells the story of New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson’s...

Kazakhstan Closes Spigot to Opposition Leader’s Information Channels

Communications authorities in Kazakhstan have revealed that their efforts to delete online...

Kazakhstan: Child Rape Media Frenzy Puts Officialdom on Trial

Before all the trouble began, Nursultan was a model pupil....

Perspectives | Scapegoating Becomes a Pre-Election Ritual in Russia

There were two certainties during the buildup to Russia’s presidential vote on...