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Kazakhstan: Investigators drop blackmail probe against mining exec

In the latest twist of a face-off between a mining giant in Kazakhstan and the journalist who has been a thorn in its side, investigators have dropped a probe into claims the company tried to intimidate the reporter
  • 1 février 2019 à 00:00

Are Turkmenistan’s economic fortunes changing?

Par Samten Bhutia
The good news for Ashgabat is that the export slump appears to have tailed off. But Turkmenistan’s dependence on China remains overwhelming. @sam_bhutia breaks it down
  • 4 février 2019 à 00:00

Events | Are Valkyries ready to ride in Venezuela?

If Wagner fighters are in Venezuela, they could become a flashpoint for confrontation between the U.S. and Russia
  • 4 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Documentary on famine proves a smash hit

Par Chris Rickleton
A new documentary in Kazakhstan about a famine caused by brutal Soviet social engineering in the 1930s has proven a success. Will this topic now get more attention?
  • 4 février 2019 à 00:00

Armenia and Azerbaijan exploring parameters of “peace”

Par Joshua Kucera
What might “peace” between Armenia and Azerbaijan look like? Diplomats close to the negotiations shed some light for Eurasianet
  • 4 février 2019 à 00:00

Perspectives | New Georgian study offers insights on Russian disinformation

Par Commentary by Dustin Gilbreath
A recent study in Georgia found that old age and economic fears are predictors of susceptibility to disinformation.
  • 4 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: President says he is going nowhere

After inadvertently igniting a swell of speculation about his imminent departure from office, Kazakhstan's president has addressed the nation to assure them he is going nowhere
  • 5 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan and its pungent oil: A curse and a blessing

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan has lots of oil, but it’s hard to reach and doesn’t fetch the best prices. Here's why:
  • 5 février 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: On a wing and a prayer

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
As Turkmenistan’s national air carrier is grounded and the government is compelling to tighten more belts, the president carries on with horseplay
  • 5 février 2019 à 00:00

Armenia’s new authorities debate changing national anthem

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's new authorities are discussing changing the country's national anthem back to its Soviet-era hymn. But many Armenians wonder if that should really be a high priority for the new parliament.
  • 5 février 2019 à 00:00

Georgia’s sex-tapes politics returns

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
Another explicit video has appeared of a prominent woman in Georgian politics. Why does it keep happening?
  • 5 février 2019 à 00:00

In the new Armenia, media freedom is a mixed bag

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenian journalists credit the new authorities for not directly interfering in their reporting, but are concerned about Pashinyan’s regular attacks on the press and the public backlash to criticism
  • 6 février 2019 à 00:00

New book claims to expose Karabakh as international crime hub

Par Joshua Kucera
A new book claims that Nagorno-Karabakh is an international nexus of crime. But its dubious origins suggest instead a black PR effort.
  • 6 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Court clears woman charged of incitement to revolt

Par Almaz Kumenov
A court in Kazakhstan has surprised many by acquitting a mother of four accused of calling for the violent overthrow of the government. What is behind this rare act of clemency?
  • 6 février 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan's Jamie Oliver dreams of going global

The Uzbek man who holds the Guinness record for largest serving of plov is plotting a culinary revolution at home and abroad
  • 7 février 2019 à 00:00

Rightwing Turkish politician calls for expulsion of Armenian migrants

Par Ayla Jean Yackley
A Turkish politician allied with the ruling party has called on the country to expel Armenian migrants in response to France's decision to mark a day commemorating the Armenian genocide.
  • 8 février 2019 à 00:00

Picturing Armenia, with perspective

Par Photos by Winslow Martin
We bring you part two of Winslow Martin’s Armenia photographs — this time, with images capturing everyday life throughout the country
  • 8 février 2019 à 00:00

Is Uzbekistan to get its own Las Vegas?

Uzbekistan's own Las Vegas: UAE investors have reportedly expressed interest in setting up a gambling complex on the dried-up shores of the Aral Sea
  • 8 février 2019 à 00:00

Perspectives | Tragic fire highlights Kazakhstan’s social problems

Par Paul Stronski
A housefire that killed five sisters in Kazakhstan’s capital this week epitomizes the widening gap between the government and the governed, argues @pstronski
  • 8 février 2019 à 00:00

Armenia sends military deminers and medics to support Russian mission in Syria

Par Joshua Kucera
Armenia has sent 83 military deminers and medics to support Russia's mission in Syria.
  • 8 février 2019 à 00:00

The arrival of the Armenian crocodile

Par Giorgi Lomsadze
One entrepreneurial Armenian is planning to open a crocodile farm in the country. Not everyone is excited.
  • 11 février 2019 à 00:00

Report: Workers building Tajikistan’s mega-dam not getting paid

Laborers on a giant hydropower dam under construction in Tajikistan have reportedly said they have not been paid for months. What does that mean for the project?
  • 11 février 2019 à 00:00

Russia takes temperature on its Central Asia ties

Anytime Russia’s top diplomat visits Central Asia, he looks like a man inquisitively passing his hand over the radiator in winter. Are relations warm enough? Too cold?
  • 11 février 2019 à 00:00

Moscow was home to Tetris until a bidding war made the tiles fly

Par Angelo Valdivia
Tetris was born in a Soviet computer lab, but this is how it became an international sensation:
  • 11 février 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: Head of security services gets chop amid talk of surveillance

In a shock reshuffle in Uzbekistan, the head of the security services has been removed from his post. Officials says it is for health reasons, but there are reports he was tapping the president's calls
  • 12 février 2019 à 00:00

Race for Karabakh leadership gets off to early start

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Nagorno-Karabakh's elections aren't until 2020, but three prominent figures have already thrown their hats into the ring for the de facto leadership.
  • 12 février 2019 à 00:00

Environmentalists celebrate rare win in Siberia, with Kremlin backing

Par Ivan Kuzmin
Environmentalists in Siberia are battling loggers over a unique type of forest, and winning. Why is the Kremlin tipping the scales?
  • 12 février 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Sour cream of the crop

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
The scale of Turkmenistan’s fake figures has been exposed. Undaunted, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has advanced even higher targets for wheat and cotton production
  • 12 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Investor accuses telecoms giant of breaking buyback rules

A small-time brokerage with a stake in a state-controlled telecommunications company in Kazakhstan is embroiled in a dispute that it says should serve as a warning to aspiring investors
  • 12 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Officials look to ride out fatal fire outcry

Par Aliya Uteuova
Officials in Kazakhstan look determined to ride out the public outcry over a blaze in Astana that claimed the lives of five young girls
  • 13 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakh activists keep battling as Xinjiang crackdown evolves

Par Aliya Uteuova
A growing movement in Kazakhstan is campaigning for ethnic Kazakhs detained wholesale across the border in China
  • 13 février 2019 à 00:00

US rebukes Armenia over Syria deployment

Par Joshua Kucera
Washington is increasingly assertive in its criticism of Armenia’s ties with Russia and Iran, but it’s not clear whether it has the clout to do anything
  • 14 février 2019 à 00:00

Armenia adopts plan for “economic revolution”

Par Ani Mejlumyan
Armenia's parliament has adopted a five-year plan to improve the country's economy, which Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said amounted to an "economic revolution."
  • 15 février 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan asks bond-buyers to be its valentine with $1 billion sale

Par Maximilian Hess
Uzbekistan’s banking story appears positive because it started from such a dismally low baseline. Investors appreciate that trajectory
  • 15 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Authorities to limit media access to government events

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan is mulling changes to media legislation that could make it harder for journalists to cover government business
  • 15 février 2019 à 00:00

And here the twain shall meet: Eurasia’s role in a changing world order

Par Dominic Ziegler
Russia and China are two key players in a new Eurasia. A new book argues that this supercontinent is the most salient feature of an emerging new world order
  • 18 février 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: The mysterious case of the would-be repentant dissident

An exiled dissident from Tajikistan reappeared mysteriously in his native country, claiming to have returned voluntarily. The awkward choreography around the incident suggests something more nefarious
  • 18 février 2019 à 00:00

Uzbekistan: Acquittal in Telia trial dismays transparency advocates

Par Richard Orange
By bribing the Uzbek president’s daughter, a Swedish company did not break Swedish law, a judge has ruled
  • 19 février 2019 à 00:00

Ex-president Kocharyan’s son charged with money laundering and tax evasion

Par Ani Mejlumyan
The Armenian authorities have widened the investigation against former president Robert Kocharyan's family, charging his son with tax evasion and money laundering.
  • 19 février 2019 à 00:00

Turkmenistan: Hitting the bottleneck

Par Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin
Turkmenistan’s repeated boasts about the future of trade and foreign investment mean little when it squabbles so constantly with its neighbors
  • 19 février 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Report confirms significant Chinese security presence in Pamirs

A newspaper has confirmed in new and extensive detail just how large China's security presence in Tajikistan truly is. But what is Beijing doing there?
  • 19 février 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan causes diplomatic bungle with forced return of government critic

Some days ago, an exiled dissident from Tajikistan warned in a video appeal that he might be kidnapped and forcibly taken back to his home country. His prediction appears to have come true
  • 20 février 2019 à 00:00

Armenia mulls Chinese surveillance tech

Par Grigor Atanesian
Huawei, a Chinese tech giant increasingly sanctioned in the West, is in talks with the Armenian government over its controversial “Smart City” technology
  • 20 février 2019 à 00:00

Kyrgyzstan: Fighting prejudice one hijab at a time

Par Leila Saralayeva
As if to illustrate that the hijab has reached a near-critical point of popular acceptance in Kyrgyzstan, when this correspondent donned the headscarf it drew little attention in public. Social media, however, was a different story
  • 21 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: President tells government to step down

In a shock move, Kazakhstan’s president has lambasted the government and ordered its ouster for failing to provide good jobs and welfare support. His words indicate he is nervous about public discontent
  • 21 février 2019 à 00:00

Video | China pursues Muslims into shared Kazakhstan trade zone

China is using a cross-border trade zone with Kazakhstan, part of its vaunted Belt and Road Initiative, to detain ethnic Kazakhs. We investigate
  • 22 février 2019 à 00:00

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev scrambling to be seen acting on growing inequality

Par Almaz Kumenov
Kazakhstan’s strongman has fired his government. But analysts feel he’s failing to address bedrock economic problems
  • 22 février 2019 à 00:00

CSTO to remain headless another year – report

Par Joshua Kucera
As Armenia and Belarus dig in their heels about who should lead the CSTO, Russia appears to have decided that for now, neither of them should
  • 22 février 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Opposition comes on, internet goes off

When opposition activists from Tajikistan go online to speak, the internet suddenly stops working. Authorities go to extremes to make sure people do not hear the wrong things
  • 23 février 2019 à 00:00

Tajikistan: Sources say Russia connived in abducting opposition activist

When an opposition activist from Tajikistan resurfaced in his home country, insisting on video that he did so willingly, it made little sense. Rights groups now say he was abducted with help from Russian security services
  • 25 février 2019 à 00:00
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