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Kazakhstan: Children ombudsperson appointee sparks hope

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan's government created an office for the promotion of children's rights in 2016, but the body has proven a disappointment. There is hope about the latest person appointed to lead the charge, however
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenian court punts Kocharyan case to Europe

Par Ani Mejlumyan
An Armenian court has suspended proceedings against former president Robert Kocharyan and appealed to European courts for advice on whether the charges against him are valid.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: When will Bukhara’s Jews get their own museum?

“It is odd that they call Bukhara a museum-city, but still we do not have a museum for our own people."
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Consensus-building council already generates grumbling

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan's government has created a public forum to help take the sting out of public discontent. Most people appointed to it, however, are already largely aligned with the government
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Georgia’s top TV changes owners, accuses government of takeover

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
A European court ruling has opened the door for a government-friendly owner to take over Georgia's main opposition broadcaster, Rustavi2.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 00:00

How Kazakhstan fell back in love with clunkers

Par Almaz Kumenov
One thing that long distinguished Kazakhstan’s largest cities from its peers in the region was the number of shiny new cars on the road. No longer
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: Former security service chief goes on trial

A former chief of the security services in Uzbekistan has just gone on trial, reportedly for abuse of office and bribery. High-ranking security officials are dropping like flies these days
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Azerbaijan-Georgia relations newly strained by monastery tensions

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Tensions over Georgia and Azerbaijan's border have flared up again following an assault by Georgian activists against an Azerbaijani border guard.
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Perspectives | Moscow’s local election: Ghosts, disqualification, and real political competition

Par Yana Gorokhovskaia
As protests in Moscow this week illustrate, heavy-handed electoral manipulation tends to bring Russians into the streets
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Latin switchover to be delayed?

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan is supposed to switch to the Latin alphabet by 2025. But one newspaper report says that target date may be pushed back to 2035
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Amid Georgia-Russia crisis, U.S. stays quiet

Par Joshua Kucera
Washington’s reticence to get involved in Georgia’s current spat with Russia is a departure from previous years, when it was one of Tbilisi’s most reliably vocal allies
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenia making bid for low-cost airlines

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's top aviation official says low-cost European airlines are getting ready to fly to Yerevan
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Perspectives | Civic tech activism vs. digital authoritarianism

Par Barbara von Ow-Freytag
The inability of post-Soviet governments to exert total online control is fueling new forms of activism, argues @OwFreytag
  • 16 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Motherland of prosperity, or famine?

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Inflation, a tumbling local currency, and concerns about a Russian gas deal: This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan bulletin
  • 16 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Almaty blackout suggests power options limited

Par Chris Rickleton
A huge power outage paralyzed Kazakhstan's largest city for several hours this week, prompting fresh questions about whether the country has enough electricity to go around
  • 16 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Askarov case may return to court

A court in Kyrgyzstan is poised to take one more look at the case of an ethnic Uzbek activist who was imprisoned for life a decade ago following a trial marred by numerous procedural violations
  • 16 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Pankisi residents find common cause with other Georgians

Par Neil Hauer
Remote, Muslim-majority Pankisi Valley is often seen as separate from the rest of Georgia. But residents increasingly have the same frustrations as other Georgians: an overbearing, unresponsive state
  • 15 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakh and Kyrgyz stuntmen feature in Disney’s Mulan

Par Aliya Uteuova
A team of stuntmen from Central Asia features prominently in a new big-budget Disney film
  • 12 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Russian communists declare war on khachapuri

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
As the Tbilisi-Moscow crisis continues to fester, Russia's Communist Party has taken aim at Georgia's iconic cheese pie.
  • 12 juillet 2019 à 00:00

New right-wing groups confront Armenia’s revolutionary government

Par Joshua Kucera, Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia’s far right has found a foothold since the revolution. Many suspect the new groups are proxies for the ousted government
  • 12 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Xinjiang rights activist case crawls toward trial

Par Chris Rickleton
An activist in Kazakhstan who rose to fame for highlighting the rampant human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province is about to get his day in court
  • 11 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenia’s iconic lake on verge of destruction, environmentalists warn

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's iconic Lake Sevan has turned an alarming shade of green, and environmentalists warn that longstanding ecological problems have brought it to the brink of destruction.
  • 11 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Former diplomat crushed by Uzbekistan’s broken justice system

Par Peter Leonard
A former Uzbek diplomat is allegedly being tortured as his bizarre trial continues behind closed doors. The case is undermining Uzbekistan’s claimed embrace of reformist values
  • 11 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Georgia manages, finally, to hold Pride event

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Georgian LGBTQ activists managed -- just barely -- to hold a Pride event in Tbilisi, in spite of threats against them and police indifference.
  • 10 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Killing of Nigerian teacher sparks conversation around racism

Par Nurjamal Djanibekova
While it is true that the Kyrgyz pride themselves on their culture of hospitality, the pockets of minorities that live in cities are adamant that racism is a real problem
  • 10 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Poll shows high, but declining, support for Armenian government

Par Joshua Kucera
A new poll shows that the new Armenian authorities remain popular, but that Armenians are significantly less optimistic about the direction of the country than they were a few months ago.
  • 9 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Make deals against a sea of troubles

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Though Turkmenistan’s new gas deal with Russia looks disappointing, it appears to have led to a noteworthy breakthrough in bilateral ties
  • 9 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenia’s #metoo aims to break silence on sexual violence

Par Ani Mejlumyan
A new social media campaign in Armenia has been described as the country's #metoo. But it's also engendered a backlash from social conservatives
  • 9 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan, China to hold another joint military drill in Pamirs

China has been assuming a greater role in providing for Tajikistan's security needs. Later this month, the two countries will hold another round of military exercises in the Pamirs, on Afghanistan's northeastern border
  • 9 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan hit again with mass deaths among prisoners

More than a dozen prisoners in Tajikistan died of poisoning after eating tainted bread while being moved between penitentiaries
  • 8 juillet 2019 à 00:00

TV host’s profane anti-Putin diatribe vexes both Georgians and Russians

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
A Georgian TV host's foul-mouthed diatribe against Vladimir Putin has added a profane twist to the ongoing crisis between Tbilisi and Moscow
  • 8 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenian government moves to boost transparency

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia’s government is introducing legislation that would make it easier to investigate businesses, fulfilling a promise to increase transparency
  • 8 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Georgians hope Tbilisi-Moscow war of words doesn’t escalate

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
When a Russian diplomat dropped the w-word, some Georgians worried that the war of words between the two sides could escalate
  • 5 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Ozodi facing calls for closure of Dushanbe bureau

Tajikistan's campaign to obliterate all holdouts of independent journalism is reaching its crescendo amid calls for closure of RFE/RL's Tajik service
  • 5 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan jails mothers to be on the safe side

Par Chris Rickleton
Authorities in Kazakhstan have moved two mothers awaiting trial on extremism charges from home arrest to jail
  • 4 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Atambayev takes fight back to the capital

Par Nurjamal Djanibekova
Kyrgyzstan's embattled former president took his fight back to the capital and demanded the government step down within two months. Otherwise, huge protests will follow, he warned
  • 3 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Kingmaker lurks behind curtain as politics heat up

Par Chris Rickleton, Bekpolot Ibraimov
The shadowy money-men that pull the strings in Kyrgyzstan's torrid political scene are known as "wallets." And no wallet is said to be greater than Rayimbek Matraimov
  • 3 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: State media turns its fire on former first lady

Par Nurjamal Djanibekova
State media in Kyrgyzstan have again been enlisted in a political hit-job with a half-hour report accusing the former first lady of helping extort businesses from Chinese investors
  • 3 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Liquid lunch

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan is trumpeting its newly unveiled high-tech, "green" natural gas-to-liquid gasoline plant out in the desert. But who is going to buy the fuel?
  • 2 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan, Iran see tunnel at the end of the fight

Tajikistan and Iran have agreed to join forces on renovating the notorious "tunnel of death." Just more evidence that mutual hostility is a thing of the past
  • 2 juillet 2019 à 00:00

For Tbilisi’s Russian expats, Georgia-Russia tensions hit close to home

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Tbilisi’s Russian expat community disputes Moscow’s narrative of a surge of Russophobia in the country. But some say that the ongoing tensions have put them in a complicated place
  • 2 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan’s invisible Uighurs

Uzbekistan draws a veil of silence over the plight of Uighurs in western China. In fact, Tashkent shows signs of being reluctant to acknowledge its Uighurs even exist at all.
  • 1 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to limited exchange of detainees

Par Joshua Kucera
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to exchange one detainee each. The gesture, as modest as it was, is nevertheless a bright spot as tensions between the two sides have darkened in recent weeks.
  • 1 juillet 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Photo sparks violent unrest at major oil field

A photo circulated on messaging apps sparked violence at a major oil field in western Kazakhstan. This incident has highlighted festering tension caused by perceived inequality between local and foreign workers
  • 30 juin 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan denies Karimova paid back $1.2Bln

Uzbekistan's notorious former first daughter, Gulnara Karimova, caused a sensation this week by claiming she had paid $1.2 billion back into state coffers. The Finance Ministry says it knows of no such payment
  • 28 juin 2019 à 00:00

Armenia seeks transitional justice to overcome legacy of old regime

Par Peter Liakhov
"Transitional justice" has become a buzzword as the new Armenian government seeks to overcome the legacy of the former regime. But it remains unclear what the concept will actually mean for Armenia.
  • 28 juin 2019 à 00:00

As Tajikistan squeezes US broadcaster, Washington looks the other way

Tajikistan is piling the pressure on the local bureau of U.S.-funded broadcaster RFE/RL. Washington seems unfazed, however, as all its attention is focused on security
  • 28 juin 2019 à 00:00

Georgian political crisis highlights perils of one-man rule

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Georgia's ongoing crisis has highlighted the role of the country's interior minister and his close ties to the behind-the-scenes ruler and chair of the ruling party.
  • 27 juin 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: Former General Prosecutor gets 10 years in prison

A former General Prosecutor in Uzbekistan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption and a whole range of other crimes. Being a senior prosecutor is a dangerous job these days
  • 27 juin 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Residents of blast-hit town on the march

Par Almaz Kumenov
Residents of an ammunition depot blast-stricken town in Kazakhstan went on the march in a demand for new homes in a safer location. The government says that is not practical
  • 27 juin 2019 à 00:00
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