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Hier — 27 octobre 2020EurAsiaNet

Perspectives | Why Kazakhstan’s leaders fear regional unrest

Par Aruzhan Meirkhanova
Rigged elections have created political crises in two other post-Soviet countries this year, leaving Nur-Sultan edgy ahead of a parliamentary vote
  • 27 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Ukraine: Zaporizhia bridge emerges as measure of Zelensky’s progress

Par Fabrice Deprez
Ukraine's president is betting on a big infrastructure program to reinvigorate his political fortunes.
  • 27 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Feeling insecure

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
This week in our Turkmenistan bulletin: Ashgabat and Moscow suddenly ratify an aged security agreement. Plus budgets, boasts and bribes.
  • 27 octobre 2020 à 00:00

UFC Khabib’s last outing too hot for Tajikistan?

Par Chris Rickleton
Mixed Martial Arts fans in Tajikistan were excited to see their idol, Khabib Nurmagomedov, fight his final bout. But the government had other ideas
  • 26 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Third time unlikely to be a charm as Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to another ceasefire

Par Joshua Kucera
Armenia and Azerbaijan have signed a third ceasefire agreement in as many weeks, this one brokered by Washington. But minutes after it was signed it was already reportedly being violated.
  • 26 octobre 2020 à 00:00
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Perspectives | Armenia’s military position in Nagorno-Karabakh grows precarious

Par Michael Kofman
The war is not over, but it is clear that Armenia has no way to reverse Azerbaijan’s gains.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Uzbekistan overcomes revolution jitters to embrace Kyrgyz leadership

Kyrgyzstan’s ongoing political troubles have spotlighted an illicit avenue of bilateral cooperation with Uzbekistan.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Azerbaijanis oppose negotiations as they advance on frontline

Par An Azerbaijani journalist
As the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan prepare to meet in Washington, among Azerbaijanis there is little desire to stop the fighting.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan’s Japarov: Revolutionary crime-fighting anti-corruption crusader?

Par Chris Rickleton
Kyrgyzstan's new leader, Sadyr Japarov, is casting himself in the mold of a crime- and corruption-buster. How credible are his claims though?
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Lawmakers approve election delay and constitutional overhaul

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have voted to once again overhaul the constitutional: the choice will be between super-presidentialism or an empowered parliament
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Tajikistan: With the election over, food prices soar

With Tajikistan's presidential elections, and the need to maintain public goodwill, now out of the way, food prices are rising anew
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Living in the shadow of a sleeping Chinese oil refinery

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
When the coronavirus arrived, a Chinese-owned oil refinery in northern Kyrgyzstan ground to a halt. And that provokes mixed feelings here.
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Kolbayev arrested in dramatic fashion, but is it theater?

Newly installed authorities in Kyrgyzstan are seeking to prove their anti-crime credentials with a series of major arrests, but is it all theater?
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Poll shows Uzbeks, like neighbors, growing leery of Chinese investments

Par David Trilling
The longer Central Asians host Chinese investors, the less they seem to like them.
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Avian flu kills nearly 1 million poultry

Par Almaz Kumenov
A major outbreak of avian flu in Kazakhstan is causing a shortage of poultry meat and eggs
  • 21 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Parliamentary elections scheduled for January 10

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan is set to hold parliamentary elections on January 10. The president says the vote will marking a turning point. Skeptics yawn
  • 21 octobre 2020 à 00:00

War in the Caucasus hits close to home for Turkey’s Armenians

Par Ayla Jean Yackley
Turkey’s strong military and political support to its ally Azerbaijan, as well as its feverish media coverage of the conflict, has rattled Turkey’s population of about 50,000 ethnic Armenians.
  • 21 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Azerbaijan continues advance deeper into Armenian-held territory

Par Joshua Kucera
Azerbaijan's successes on the battlefield appear to have expanded its ambitions as it advances further into previously Armenian-held territory.
  • 21 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Going donuts

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Debts, demonstrations, and denials. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
  • 20 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Behind-the-scenes kingpin Matraimov arrested in shock development

Par Peter Leonard, Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
A powerful behind-the-scenes kingpin in Kyrgyzstan has been arrested by the security services. But is the claimed war on corruption the real deal?
  • 20 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Diplomacy and the state of U.S.-Chinese relations

Despite the Trump administration's provocative statements on China, American diplomats don’t seem to be rushing to buy tickets for the Cold War train just yet.
  • 19 octobre 2020 à 00:00

“The war will end and we will still have to live together here”

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Georgia has long served as proof that trade interests and human contact can trump mutual grudges and the notion of “ancient hatred” cultivated by state propagandists in Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • 19 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Photo essay | Armenia rallies

Par Photos by Winslow Martin
An American photographer in Yerevan finds volunteers everywhere. Even digging the graves.
  • 16 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Amid war, Armenians closely watching the signals from Russia

Par Ani Mejlumyan
In its war with Azerbaijan, the lack of strong support from the West has reaffirmed for many Armenians that, for better or worse, their best hope lies with Russia.
  • 16 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Japarov seizes all levers of power

Par Peter Leonard
Kyrgyzstan's power vacuum has been comprehensively filled by Sadyr Japarov, who has now taken on the jobs of both president and prime minister
  • 16 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Seizure of Kyrgyzstan nears completion as president steps down

Par Peter Leonard, Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
Kyrgyzstan's president has resigned, pushing the country further into the arms of a convicted kidnapper
  • 15 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Education-starved children sent to pick cotton

Par Almaz Kumenov
Rural communities in Kazakhstan cut off from education are resorting to sending children into the fields to pick cotton
  • 15 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Chinese solar investments in Central Asia: A snapshot

Par Niva Yau
China, with a surfeit of domestic solar equipment manufacturers nurtured under subsidies that ended two years ago, is gunning for a big role in the fast-growing Kazakh and Uzbek solar markets.
  • 15 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | Witnessing the limits of Chinese power in Kyrgyzstan

Par Srdjan Uljevic
The muted Chinese response to Kyrgyzstan’s crisis does not befit a rising power and is oddly out of step with international consensus, writes Srdjan Uljevic.
  • 14 octobre 2020 à 00:00

In Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, U.S. missing in action

Par Joshua Kucera
While Donald Trump has evinced little interest in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war, his would-be replacement is staking out a position as the strong-on-Karabakh candidate.
  • 14 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: In an uprising low on heroes, defense volunteers shine

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
The appearance of self-defense units in Kyrgyzstan 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.
  • 14 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Japarov's nomination as PM pauses crisis

Kyrgyzstan's political crisis appears to have been brought to a close with the appointment of Sadyr Japarov as prime minister
  • 14 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Released prisoners being sent back to jail

This season of turbulence in Kyrgyzstan has seen a carousel of releases and subsequent rearrests of prominent politicians
  • 14 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Ceasefire slows, doesn’t stop Armenian-Azerbaijani fighting

Par Joshua Kucera
A ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan has slowed -- a little -- fighting between the two sides. But there are signs that suggest Azerbaijan is planning a new offensive following the breather.
  • 13 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Reprimands galore

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan’s president is unhappy with his senior officials, exposing once more the implausibility of the data they feed him. This and more in our weekly briefing.
  • 13 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Tajikistan: With election business done, eyes turn to possible government changes

As expected, Tajikistan's president easily won reelection. Eyes are now on whether he will shake up the government and what that means for a possible succession strategy
  • 12 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: President reimposes state of emergency as power vacuum persists

Kyrgyzstan's president has again imposed a state of emergency on the capital as the executive appears as rudderless as ever
  • 12 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Azerbaijanis take up virtual arms in global information war with Armenia

Par An Azerbaijani journalist
As Azerbaijan has been carrying out an offensive to take back its territories lost to Armenian forces in the 1990s, Azerbaijani civilians have been waging their own information war: to defend the country’s international reputation.
  • 11 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Armenians feel they are facing their fight alone

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenians have been disappointed by the lack of a strong international response to the war with Azerbaijan. But that isolation also has encouraged a sense of unity and solidarity.
  • 10 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Former convict appointed prime minister

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
Kyrgyzstan’s new prime minister, appointed today, was earlier this week sprung from prison, where he was serving a long sentence on kidnapping charges.
  • 10 octobre 2020 à 00:00

A Tajikistan poised on verge of economic calamity set for vote

Presidential elections in Tajikistan are a charade. The real challenge will come after the vote, as the country copes with a looming coronavirus-induced economic disaster
  • 10 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict poses threat to regional energy corridor

Par David O'Byrne
Allegations by Azerbaijan that Armenia has deliberately targeted oil and gas export pipelines have raised fears that the newest Caucasus war could threaten European energy markets
  • 9 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Politician’s mob rampage draws army onto the streets

Par Peter Leonard
Our latest from the violent clash in Kyrgyzstan's capital this evening. More coming soon.
  • 9 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to truce

Par Joshua Kucera
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan have flown to Moscow to meet their Russian counterpart in the first diplomatic talks between the two sides since heavy fighting broke out nearly two weeks ago.
  • 9 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | Iran’s delicate balancing act in the South Caucasus

Par Eldar Mamedov
On the first Friday after war resumed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, four prayer leaders in Azerbaijani-majority regions of Iran issued a statement offering their full-throttled support for one side in the conflict.
  • 8 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Economy and healthcare shattering under weight of crisis

Par Peter Leonard, Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
With order collapsing, pillagers have been especially busy targeting the mining sector, one of the few areas in Kyrgyzstan to attract significant foreign investment.
  • 8 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: What is peace and why compromise?

Par Marina Nagai and Sophia Pugsley
Mutually exclusive interpretations of the word “peace” keep the sides in parallel universes and block any capacity to imagine a peace together.
  • 7 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Taking power one building at a time

Par Peter Leonard
Kyrgyzstan now has two rival prime ministers, both appointed in highly unconstitutional procedures backed by mobs.
  • 7 octobre 2020 à 00:00

China business briefing: Mooove over, Australia

Par Niva Yau
Kazakhstan’s food producers look primed to benefit from China’s increasingly tense relationship with traditional trading partners. This and more in our monthly Chinese business briefing.
  • 7 octobre 2020 à 00:00

Civilians bearing brunt of Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting

Par Joshua Kucera
Civilians have been fleeing cities and hunkering in shelters in Nagorno-Karabakh and on the Azerbaijani side of the front lines, as attacks on cities and villages have continued for days on end.
  • 7 octobre 2020 à 00:00
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