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Hier — 16 novembre 2019EurAsiaNet

Protests revived in Georgia following election reform failure

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Protesters have returned to Tbilisi's streets after the Georgian government reneged on a key concession it made to the opposition this summer
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Book review | A graphic satire on rebuilding Yerevan

Par Maxim Edwards
A new graphic novel tells a story familiar to residents of Yerevan and cities around the globe: their hometowns are no longer places for living
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 00:00
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China to invest in electric cars, mobile phones and roads in Abkhazia?

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
A Chinese economic delegation visited Abkhazia this week to scope out investment opportunities
  • 14 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Teachers toil in cotton fields as Tajikistan tries to fix trade imbalance

The notion that people are willingly flocking to take part in exhausting and often health-sapping labor is largely an illusion
  • 14 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Culture war moves to the top of Armenia’s political agenda

Par Ani Mejlumyan
A series of battles over sexuality have dominated Armenia's political conversation in recent weeks.
  • 14 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Karabakh prepares for unprecedented elections

Par Joshua Kucera
Next spring’s vote for Nagorno-Karabakh’s de facto leader is taking place as the territory’s relationship with its patron, Armenia, undergoes deep changes
  • 13 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Istanbul assassination sparks buzz in Kyrgyzstan

The brazen killing of a Chinese businessman in Istanbul has sparked excited chatter in Kyrgyzstan. The man had been named by reporters as the moneyman for a shadowy powerbroker
  • 13 novembre 2019 à 00:00

IMF predicts sluggish growth for 2020 in Eurasia

Par Sam Bhutia
Economic growth in the Central Asia and South Caucasus will remain lackluster in 2020, slowing slightly in most countries, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest regional outlook
  • 12 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Mamma mia, let me go

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
The president visits Italy, a disappeared gay doctor reemerges with a suspicious denial, and officials say the cotton harvest was perfect. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan bulletin
  • 12 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Gay love story premieres in a Georgia under siege

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
For the past three days Georgian riot police have had to stop homophobic mobs from attacking moviegoers attending Georgia's Oscar-nominated “And Then We Danced”
  • 11 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Tajik security forces mistake hunters for militants

Security forces in Tajikistan got into a panic over the weekend after locals in a western town mistook hunters for militants
  • 11 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Lavrov pays friendly visit to Yerevan

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Russia's foreign minister made his first visit to Armenia since the country's "Velvet Revolution." And the many issues between the two countries were swept under the rug
  • 11 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Rubles in the Near Abroad: Currents and currency

Par Maximilian Hess
Georgia and Russia are about to enter some electric negotiations. This and more in our monthly Russian business bulletin: Rubles in the Near Abroad
  • 11 novembre 2019 à 00:00

As ever, Tajikistan responds to bloodshed with obfuscation

Tajikistan’s government says the Islamic State attacked this week, but was repelled. That story, which is crumbling under scrutiny, would be very convenient for the authoritarian regime
  • 8 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan says its economy is growing at a healthy clip. Really?

Par Sam Bhutia
Kyrgyzstan says its economy is growing at a healthy clip. The numbers mask deep vulnerabilities
  • 8 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Give me a smoke-free Armenia – but not yet

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia is the only country in its neighborhood without a law restricting smoking in public, and the government is now trying to change that. But its law isn't scheduled to go into effect until 2022.
  • 8 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan’s journalists dare where authorities do not

Investigative journalism is only just taking hold in Kyrgyzstan. Although Kyrgyz media enjoy relative levels of freedom compared to neighboring countries, meticulous and in-depth reporting is poorly funded and often ignored
  • 7 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Armenia’s dethroned leader reemerges after a long silence

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's deposed leader Serzh Sargsyan disappeared from the public eye after resigning 18 months ago. Now he's made two appearances in a week
  • 6 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Traveling Kazakh exhibition leaves scandal in its wake

Par Aliya Uteuova
Kazakhstan spends many millions burnishing its international reputation. This year the government spent one of those millions introducing the global art elite to the country’s shady business culture
  • 6 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Unpacking Armenia’s resilient economic growth

Par Sam Bhutia
Though it is diversifying the main drivers of its impressive growth, Armenia’s dependence on Russia remains a vulnerability
  • 6 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Crisis strikes Georgia’s influential church as succession looms

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Georgia’s influential church has been rocked by “sodomy” allegations, power struggles and a poisoning conspiracy
  • 6 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border outpost

Officials in Tajikistan say that an attack on a border crossing that has claimed 17 lives, mostly among the assailants, was mounted by the Islamic State
  • 6 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan reportedly reach border settlement

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan are close to a border delimitation deal that will end decades of tensions. But some Tajiks are angered by reports of what their government might be giving away
  • 5 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Not cottoning on

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Out of the closet and disappeared, fanciful banking, panic at the Agriculture Ministry. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan bulletin
  • 5 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Azerbaijani police blame the victim

Par Durna Safarova
When an Azerbaijani opposition leader emerged from detention last month with bruises and stitches on his head, the authorities relied on a familiar explanation: he did it to himself.
  • 4 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Confidence low in government trust-building exercise

Par Darkhan Umirbekov
Responding to criticism of the one-horse presidential election earlier this year, Kazakhstan’s president inaugurated yet another ad hoc commission to restore trust in government. It’s not off to an auspicious start
  • 4 novembre 2019 à 00:00

New donors on the block: Unpacking the largesse of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Par Sam Bhutia
Oil-rich Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have become international aid donors in recent years while still receiving foreign assistance. @sam_bhutia unpacks their largesse
  • 1 novembre 2019 à 00:00

As power plant trial nears end, Chinese company is a conspicuous absence

The graft trial of a former PM in Kyrgyzstan is drawing to a close. But there is one actor the court did not hear from: the Chinese company that would allegedly have instigated the corruption
  • 1 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan befuddled by Eurasian Economic Union tug of war

While it is not unusual to have outsiders argue about what is best for Uzbekistan, it is less customary to see such spirited debate inside the country
  • 1 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Georgia’s billionaire boss to rebuild radioactive Soviet spa

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Tskaltubo was one of the Soviet Union's best resorts, then became an IDP camp and a ruin porn destination. Now Georgia's billionaire leader wants to redevelop it
  • 1 novembre 2019 à 00:00

High-stakes election in Karabakh loses one candidate

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Next year's election for de facto leader of Nagorno-Karabakh has lost one of its more controversial candidates
  • 1 novembre 2019 à 00:00

Event | Africa’s experience with Chinese investors. Some parallels with Central Asia

Poorly governed, resource-rich countries with exploding populations that are hungry for investment: Africa and Central Asia have much in common
  • 31 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan’s farming puzzle: A rich nation reliant on others

Par Nurjamal Djanibekova
Agriculture accounts for 15 percent of Kyrgyzstan's economy. Yet the lack of coordination means many farmers are barely able to survive, let alone export anything
  • 31 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan renews accreditation for some RFE/RL journalists, not leadership

Par Kamila Ibragimova
A group of journalists working at RFE/RL's Tajikistan service got their accreditation at the eleventh hour, but the bureau's leadership is still without credentials
  • 31 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan approves Chinese $360 million grant for highways

Par Kamila Ibragimova
Lawmakers in Tajikistan have OK'ed yet another multi-million-dollar grant from China. It is a gift, but what strings are attached?
  • 30 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Media polarization rising in Armenia

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Many of Armenia’s biggest media outlets continue to be owned by people connected to the former regime. And they have been coming under pressure
  • 30 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Armenia to open doors of U.S.-built biolabs to Russia

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
U.S.-sponsored biolabs in the post-Soviet space have been a favorite target of Russian conspiracy theories. Now Yerevan is giving Russia access to the labs in Armenia
  • 29 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Europe or bust

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
The trans-Afghan pipeline project continues to be an object of intense focus in Turkmenistan, and not necessarily in good ways
  • 29 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan’s president courts green support by halting ski resort

Environmentalists in Kazakhstan have scored a rare victory by pressuring the authorities into freezing a ski resort project that has been decried as an ecological disaster in waiting
  • 29 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Who’s the big defense spender?

Par Sam Bhutia
Who spends more on weapons, Armenia or Azerbaijan? It depends how you measure spending
  • 28 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Is the U.S. going to recognize the Armenian genocide?

Par Joshua Kucera
Amid America’s spat with Turkey, there is momentum for Washington to recognize the Armenian genocide. But even supporters of such a resolution wonder if this is the right time
  • 28 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Who really is Kazakhstan’s leader of the nation?

Par Joanna Lillis
With recent developments in Kazakhstan, reading the tealeaves about succession is again in vogue, if it ever really went away
  • 25 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan wants to fine people for partying too hard

Uzbekistan will start fining people who hold overly lavish celebrations for weddings and other important life events. Will it work?
  • 25 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan says it will amnesty 20,000 prisoners

Lawmakers in Tajikistan have approved a prisoner amnesty that should on paper see 20,000 people go free. But how many people are even in prison anyway?
  • 25 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Another Chinese company gets tax exemptions

Par Kamila Ibragimova
A Chinese company was gifted gold mine concessions in Tajikistan, and now it is receiving tax breaks
  • 24 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Armenian PM in hot water after news emerges of secret raises for cabinet

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's prime minister has been forced to explain why the government secretly gave raises to senior officials
  • 24 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Explainer: How did Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president fall so low?

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president, who faces astounding array of charges, is refusing to appear in court. We explain how he fell so far
  • 24 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Borrowing blind: Why we don’t know how much Eurasia owes China

Par David Trilling
New research finds developing countries like Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may owe China twice what was previously believed. Their governments likely don’t even know
  • 23 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Global tourism conquers Georgia’s untamable Svaneti

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
From openhanded hospitality to fierce blood feuds, centuries-old customs are fading in Svaneti as the remote Caucasus highland becomes a trendy tourism destination
  • 23 octobre 2019 à 00:00

Why Turkmenistan’s rosy economic reports are unreliable

Par Sam Bhutia
Turkmenistan says it is growing at more than 6 percent per year. Where on earth do they get this number?
  • 23 octobre 2019 à 00:00
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