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Hier — 10 avril 2021EurAsiaNet

Tajikistan: As Russia cracks open gate, rush for air tickets ensues

Tajiks are selling everything they own in a desperate effort to secure tickets to Russia. The president’s family, which owns the only ticket office, is making a killing.
  • 9 avril 2021 à 00:00

Twisting the screws: Post-War Report

Par Joshua Kucera
Armenian government officials said a plane coming from Baku was bringing back prisoners that have been held there for months. Then it turned out the plane was empty. "We just hoped, as every day, that the flight would bring good news," an official later admitted.
  • 9 avril 2021 à 00:00
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Karabakh’s airport still waiting for takeoff

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Following last year’s Armenia-Azerbaijan war, officials said there would soon be passenger flights at Stepanakert’s long-closed airport. Now that looks again like a distant prospect.
  • 8 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: NGOs let off tax penalty hook

Par Almaz Kumenov
NGOs in Kazakhstan won a rare reprieve when a court ruled to reverse spurious penalties handed down by the tax authorities. But there is little room for jubilation.
  • 8 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: As another young woman is murdered, anger and frustration escalate

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
The kidnapping and murder of another young woman in Kyrgyzstan is sparking desperate cries for justice.
  • 8 avril 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: End of the road for the roaring growth myth?

Par Peter Leonard
For the first time, the IMF is challenging Turkmenistan's own booming growth figures. Will political factors force it to backtrack?
  • 7 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan bolsters protections for rare animal species

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan has bolstered protections for a handful of highly rare animal species it is trying to return to the wild.
  • 7 avril 2021 à 00:00

Armenian ex-president acquitted

Par Ani Mejlumyan
The trial of the decade in Armenia is over, with former president Robert Kocharyan acquitted despite vigorous efforts by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, his political rival, to secure a conviction.
  • 6 avril 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Master Berdymukhamedov goes to Moscow

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Although Turkmenistan is rarely mentioned as a prospective member of the Moscow-led EAEU trading bloc, that notion is quite obviously on the Kremlin’s mind. Our weekly briefing.
  • 6 avril 2021 à 00:00

Dashboard: Vaccinating Eurasia - April

We have revived our coronavirus dashboard to follow vaccination rates and related news from Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
  • 6 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Local elections promise new parties, but old faces

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
Kyrgyzstan will hold local council elections this weekend. With a new-look constitution, the winning deputies will have more influence than in the past.
  • 5 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Government eases burden on problem borrowers

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan's government is offering delinquent debtors a way out of credit blacklists
  • 2 avril 2021 à 00:00

Down with Nagorno-Karabakh – long live Karabakh

Par Joshua Kucera
Azerbaijan has stopped using the name “Nagorno-Karabakh” as it revokes the promise of autonomy for local Armenians. Our weekly Post-War Report.
  • 2 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Officials under fire over vaccination failures

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan’s president is fuming over the slow pace of the coronavirus vaccination program as the country reports a sharp surge in new cases.
  • 1 avril 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Pension pot grab leaves the poor in the cold

Par Almaz Kumenov
The Kazakh government’s economic stimulus has helped the moneyed invest and driven up property prices.
  • 1 avril 2021 à 00:00

Women activists face rash of harassment in Azerbaijan

Par Ulkar Natiqqizi
The daughter of a prominent Azerbaijani historian and opposition political figure has become the latest in a string of dissident women targeted with leaks relating to their personal lives.
  • 31 mars 2021 à 00:00

No European solution for Georgian crisis

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
The European Union’s second attempt to reconcile the Georgian government and opposition has failed, leaving the country stuck in the political crisis that is appearing more and more like a chronic condition.
  • 31 mars 2021 à 00:00

Uzbekistan tightens rules for media as president braces for re-election

Weeks after investigative journalists alleged that Uzbekistan’s president built himself a lavish country palace, he has criminalized such reporting.
  • 31 mars 2021 à 00:00

Nakhchivan rail plans promise to rewire Caucasus connections

Par David O'Byrne
A new rail line connecting Azerbaijan with its exclave of Nakhchivan promises to revolutionize transportation in the Caucasus and could have broad ramifications further afield.
  • 31 mars 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Migrants advocate deported from Russia

Tajikistan's authoritarian regime is widening its net in the hunt for foreign-based critics. Russia is helping
  • 30 mars 2021 à 00:00

Armenian legislation draws criticism from press advocates

Par Ani Mejlumyan
New Armenian legislation that would impose crippling penalties for insult and defamation is coming under criticism from local and international press freedom advocates, who are urging the president not to sign it into law.
  • 30 mars 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Rotten tomatoes review

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
The president gets another title, ignores soaring food prices, starts a charity, and pens a ditty to his favorite city. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
  • 30 mars 2021 à 00:00

Perspectives | Beijing’s “Health Silk Road” abandons Central Asia

Par Aruzhan Meirkhanova
China’s “vaccine diplomacy” has had little success on the ground in Central Asia, a region where Sinophobia runs deep.
  • 30 mars 2021 à 00:00

Uzbekistan police blame victim in violent attack on pro-LGBT activist

The savage beating of an LGBT activist in Uzbekistan came hours after an unruly homophobic mob took to the streets in Tashkent.
  • 29 mars 2021 à 00:00

Perspectives | China’s Central Asia strategy in the age of ‘extreme competition’

Par Srdjan Uljevic
As “extreme competition” heats up around the globe, Beijing will expand and consolidate its already substantial influence in Central Asia.
  • 29 mars 2021 à 00:00

Flights from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to Russia set to resume

Flights between Russia and remittance-reliant countries Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are set to resume from April 1
  • 27 mars 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan sign deal to end border disputes

Kyrgyzstan is hailing an agreement with Uzbekistan as an end to decades of border disputes
  • 26 mars 2021 à 00:00

What happened to the church?

Par Joshua Kucera
Amid heightened concerns about the fate of historic cultural heritage sites in Karabakh comes news that Azerbaijan has razed a three-year-old Armenian church on a military base. Our weekly Post-War Report.
  • 26 mars 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan agree on power swap to restore reservoir levels

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan agree on electricity-swapping schedule to restore water levels at key hydropower facility.
  • 25 mars 2021 à 00:00

Podcast | Expert Opinions: Navalny, transparency, and political repression in Russia

Par Masha Udensiva-Brenner
Podcast | Expert Opinions: Navalny, transparency, and political repression in Russia
  • 25 mars 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan: The shame that perpetuates child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse is a festering problem in Tajikistan. Cultural norms contributing to secrecy about alleged assaults, however, make it difficult to understand the scale of the crisis.
  • 25 mars 2021 à 00:00

Analysis | Can Central Asian gas exporters rely on China?

Par Rebeka Foley 
China hopes to reduce energy imports and cut emissions, raising questions about the need for additional gas from Central Asia, writes @bekka_april
  • 24 mars 2021 à 00:00

Georgian COVID immunization drive stumbles out of the gate

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
The death of a nurse, hasty European policy decisions and the church’s indifference all have contributed to a rocky rollout for Georgia's vaccination campaign.
  • 24 mars 2021 à 00:00

U.S. Senate weighs American response to Georgia's political crisis

Par Joshua Kucera
The U.S. is pushing Georgia’s ruling party and the opposition to come to an agreement on electoral reform measures but has so far been stymied.
  • 24 mars 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan president pulls disappearing act over holiday season

The president of Tajikistan appears to have taken an inordinately long leave of absence, and at a time of year when he is normally out and about in public.
  • 23 mars 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Internet welcome, or no VPNs allowed here

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan’s emerging policy is to make the internet more widely available on the one hand, while stepping up controls on the other.
  • 23 mars 2021 à 00:00

Perspectives | Turkey and China: Can Azerbaijan be the bridge?

Par Firuza Nahmadova
A lack of something concrete to show for all the talk is a recurring theme in Turkey’s efforts to seek influence east of the Caspian.
  • 22 mars 2021 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: Court sentences exclave residents over border unrest

Residents of an Uzbekistan exclave who barracked a senior official over their economic plight have been sentenced to time in prison.
  • 19 mars 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Jerooy opening marks Russia’s return to big investments

Par Chris Rickleton
A Russian company has made a bold foray into Kyrgyzstan's troubled mining sector. The Kyrgyz government badly needs this to work.
  • 19 mars 2021 à 00:00

Armenian, Azerbaijani militaries hold exercises amid heightened tensions

Par Joshua Kucera
Armenia and Azerbaijan both conducted large-scale military exercises this week, on relatively short notice, amid renewed fears of war. @joshuakucera’s weekly Post-War Report.
  • 19 mars 2021 à 00:00

Germany’s new gastarbeiters: Georgians

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
A new program will formalize temporary farm employment for Georgians in Germany, as low pay and unemployment continues to drive Georgians abroad.
  • 19 mars 2021 à 00:00

Azerbaijan national hero, lieutenant general arrested on 20-year-old murder charges

Par Ulkar Natiqqizi
A senior Azerbaijani general who was the subject of widespread rumors of treason has been arrested on 20-year-old murder charges.
  • 19 mars 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Ethnic sensibilities add painful dimension to property wrangle

Par Bakyt Ibraimov
A property dispute in Osh is harder for the ethnic Uzbek residents to resolve because their original documents burned along with their homes in 2010.
  • 18 mars 2021 à 00:00

Armenia to hold early elections

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia’s leader has agreed to snap elections. His critics say they cannot be fair unless he steps down first.
  • 18 mars 2021 à 00:00

China’s water use threatens Kazakhstan’s other big lake

Par David Trilling
Rapid development and expanding rice cultivation upstream in China pose a grave threat to Kazakhstan’s Lake Balkhash, a critical source of drinking water in an arid region.
  • 17 mars 2021 à 00:00

Analysis | Caucasus bond review

Par Maximilian Hess
Capital markets take the Caucasus’ war, political unrest and the pandemic in stride. The second in our two-part series on bonds in Eurasia:
  • 17 mars 2021 à 00:00

As a possible new COVID-19 wave looms, Central Asia is napping

Many people in Central Asia long ago dropped their guard against COVID-19. There are worrying signs the complacency is ill-founded.
  • 17 mars 2021 à 00:00

Poll: Majority of Armenians want early elections

Par Joshua Kucera
A new poll of Armenians found a significant drop in the overall mood, but many remain optimistic despite the deep crisis.
  • 16 mars 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: O debt, where is thy sting?

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan's debt quandary: Farmers who are unable to feed a cash-strapped population are supposed to be paying off large dollar debts.
  • 16 mars 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Gas prices shoot up over causes uncertain

Fuel prices are shooting up in Tajikistan, causing headaches for motorists
  • 16 mars 2021 à 00:00
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