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Uzbek brides find little romance in Korea

Par Ezoza Yakvalkhodjieva
Each year hundreds of Uzbek women move to Korea to marry. Foreign-born brides there report pervasive domestic violence.
  • 15 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Official says COVID fatalities may be far more than admitted

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
A senior member of Kyrgyzstan's government has said the number of people who died during the COVID-19 may be far greater than has been acknowledged to date.
  • 15 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Central Asia vaccination plans underwhelm, but governments look unruffled

Governments in Central Asia are lagging behind in providing their populations with COVID-19 vaccinations, but there is little sense of urgency
  • 14 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Here’s looking at EAEU: The year of integration

Par Here’s looking at EAEU
Talk of creating a common gas market inside the Eurasian Economic Union invariably loses momentum once favorable bilateral deals are struck.
  • 14 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Two months after war, dozens of Armenian POWs remain in Azerbaijani captivity

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Azerbaijan still holds unknown dozens of Armenian prisoners of war, and their unclear fate has become one of the most sensitive and controversial issues in post-war Armenia.
  • 14 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

Par Joshua Kucera
Following Trump’s erratic approach, Biden’s team of experienced pros are expected to try to reengage the Caucasus and Central Asia. Will they be able to?
  • 13 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: 185 newborns sold over four-year period

Poverty and weak oversight mechanisms in Uzbekistan are partly to blame for how many newborns are being put up for sale on the black market.
  • 12 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Caucasus vaccine effort infected with geopolitics

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
The COVID-19 vaccination experiences of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia show that if you’re a small and poor country, you need to rely on powerful friends.
  • 12 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: The Afghan connection

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan enjoys casting itself in the guise of the helpful neighbor, but a reinvigorated Afghan focus appears to have been sparked by the chivvying of international partners.
  • 12 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

Par Almaz Kumenov
Now that Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections are over and done with, more fiddling with the constitutional order may be in the offing.
  • 11 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Georgia’s billionaire boss quits … again

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
In a surprise twist in Georgia’s high-octane political drama the leader of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, has announced that he is resigning from his formal role in politics.
  • 11 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan hold first post-war meeting

Par Joshua Kucera
The leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia met in Moscow, in the first such summit since last year’s war in the Caucasus, and agreed to create new, joint transportation infrastructure.
  • 11 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Vote unfolds against backdrop of mass detentions

Par Almaz Kumenov
Parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan went according to plan: The vote was tedious and demonstrators were detained by police.
  • 10 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Japarov secures commanding election victory

The results of an election and referendum in Kyrgyzstan will hand former convict Sadyr Japarov overwhelming power
  • 10 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Nervous authorities keep election observers at arm’s length

Par Almaz Kumenov
Under Kazakhstan's new rules for election observers: "a violator casts several ballots, but the observer has to ask him if they can publish the video evidence documenting this.”
  • 8 janvier 2021 à 00:00

America’s post-Soviet moment

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Events in Washington have prompted some laughing in the former Soviet Union at the obvious parallels, plus plenty of genuine worry.
  • 7 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Nagorno-Karabakh shuffles top officials, plans new elections

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Following the defeat to Azerbaijan, the de facto government in Nagorno-Karabakh has reshuffled many of its top officials and is preparing for new elections.
  • 7 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan’s presidential elections: Who is running, and who will win?

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
It's clear who will win Kyrgyzstan's presidential election this weekend. Sadyr Japarov has all the administrative resources at his disposal. Here's a look at some of the losers:
  • 7 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Modern-day “Robin Hood” inspires Georgians drowning in debt

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Georgians are sliding into unsustainable levels of debt.
  • 7 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan returning to electricity rationing regime

Tajikistan has introduced power rationing for rural households as levels at a key hydroelectric plant fall to worrying lows
  • 6 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Japarov, last hope or populist menace?

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
Supporters see Sadyr Japarov as a hero of the people, detractors as a demagogic despot-in-waiting and a friend to organized crime. Our profile of the man expected to win Kyrgyzstan's presidential election this weekend:
  • 6 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Russia raises stakes in Azerbaijani helicopter shoot-down case

Par Joshua Kucera
Azerbaijan said that its shooting down of a Russian helicopter in November was an accident. But now Russia reportedly wants the case to be investigated as a murder.
  • 5 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Caspian faces “catastrophic drop in water levels” this century

As the globe warms and sea levels rise, the lands abutting the Caspian Sea are facing the opposite problem. The consequences, scientists warn, could be environmentally, economically and politically “catastrophic.”
  • 5 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: No money, no problems

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan has branded itself the "Land of Peace and Trust" for 2021, while it exports its paltry produce and removes cash machines. This and more in our weekly bulletin.
  • 5 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Tajikistan pleads for credit repayment relief

Even as Tajikistan negotiates deferrals on its outstanding debts, it is angling for another half billion dollars in loans.
  • 4 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Outlook 2021: A preview from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Par Peter Leonard, Joshua Kucera
Get a jump-start on 2021 with this outlook from @joshuakucera and @Peter__Leonard
  • 4 janvier 2021 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: How the Grinch stole New Year

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
New Year’s holidays have been put on hold for most people in Turkmenistan, because of the COVID-19 outbreak that the government denies is happening, but that does not mean the president can’t have some fun.
  • 29 décembre 2020 à 00:00

2020: Eurasianet’s year in review

Par David Trilling
Beyond the war, upheaval, corruption and repression, this year it is the pandemic that will leave the most indelible marks on Eurasianet’s coverage region.
  • 28 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Following war, Armenia and Azerbaijan reckon with unexploded ordnance

Par Joshua Kucera
The latest Nagorno-Karabakh war lasted 44 days. Cleaning up the explosives it left behind will take years.
  • 23 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: The deadly price of lies

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
For all of Turkmenistan's recent neighborly overtures, China is easily still its main partner in energy.
  • 22 décembre 2020 à 00:00

After the war: Touring Azerbaijan's reclaimed territories

Par Paul Benjamin Osterlund
The mood in Azerbaijan is triumphant, but it is a heavy, vengeful sense of triumph rather than a celebratory, joyous one.
  • 22 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan’s Silent Hill: How smog is killing a city

Par Ayzirek Imanaliyeva
The capital of Kyrgyzstan has been trapped under a dome of dark, gray fumes for about two months. Even when forecasters promise good weather, Bishkek residents rarely get to see the sun’s rays. 
  • 21 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Confusion over border with Azerbaijan worries residents of southern Armenia

Par Ani Mejlumyan
An Armenian military withdrawal from positions near the border with Azerbaijan has left many residents of southern Armenia feeling dangerously exposed and forcing Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to travel to the region to try to tamp down tensions.
  • 21 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Ex-banking executive gets 8.5-year prison sentence

A former banking executive in Tajikistan who ruined his lender by issuing bogus loans have been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
  • 19 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Has this been a bad year for Matraimov? Or not?

Par Chris Rickleton
Rayimbek Matraimov, Kyrgyzstan's eminence grise, has been arrested and placed under U.S. sanctions this year. But with the emerging national leadership seemingly on his side, he still looks relatively safe.
  • 18 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: The Koryo Saram’s tragic Soviet soccer superstar

Par Chris Rickleton
A new documentary on a Soviet soccer star also tells the story of Central Asia’s ethnic Korean community, which was deported en masse to the region by Stalin.
  • 18 décembre 2020 à 00:00

In time of hunger, Tajik president pictured with plenty

The president of a malnourished, impoverished country in Central Asia is routinely pictured standing next to stacks of bread, piles of fresh fruit, and refrigerators full of sausages.
  • 18 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Even Russia feels pain as pandemic wreaks havoc on migration lifeline

Food prices have jumped in Tajikistan and there is little work, but the unemployed can’t get to where they are desperately needed.
  • 17 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Armenia prepares to ban Turkish imports

Par Ani Mejlumyan
A new ban on Turkish goods creates uncertainty for small Armenian businesses and may raise prices for some consumer products.
  • 16 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | The BRI is not at the end of the road

Par Srdjan Uljevic
Don’t judge the BRI by its bottom line. Beijing wants to make the rules, argues Srdjan Uljevic.
  • 16 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Sick and tired

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
An unacknowledged second wave, secret police at funerals, and congratulations from the Taliban. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
  • 15 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Russian nationalists again rile Kazakhstan by questioning its nationhood

Par Almaz Kumenov
Russian nationalist politicians keep tweaking Kazakhstan by questioning its claim to nationhood.
  • 15 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clash in first post-ceasefire fighting

Par Joshua Kucera
New fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan is an early test for the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh as it tries to manage competing claims in populated areas.
  • 14 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Kazakhstan to get $1.3Bln payout from Karachaganak consortium

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan has reached a settlement that will see the consortium operating the giant Karachaganak oil and gas field pay out $1.3 billion
  • 14 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | In Azerbaijan, Turkish leader has eyes on Iran

Par Eldar Mamedov
Turkey’s president appears to be positioning himself as a protector of all Turks, including Azerbaijani Turks in Iran.
  • 14 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Perspectives | What did Turkey gain from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war?

Par Nicholas Danforth
Azerbaijan’s clear victory on the ground did not provide the clear geopolitical benefits Ankara had hoped for, writes @NicholasDanfort
  • 11 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Uzbekistan’s heating calamity revives the art of burning dung

The skill of producing dung bricks has proven especially indispensable in Uzbekistan this year since the government was unprepared for the cold season.
  • 11 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Uzbekistan poised to start trials on Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Uzbekistan is poised to start the third phase of trials for a Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine
  • 10 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Without a clear alternative, Pashinyan manages to cling to power

Par Ani Mejlumyan
The forces aligning against Armenia’s leader are growing by the day. But a replacement is elusive.
  • 10 décembre 2020 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: MPs rush through approval for constitution referendum

Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have approved a referendum that could end up with the country reverting to a strong presidential system.
  • 10 décembre 2020 à 00:00
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