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Georgian fascists step into the spotlight

A pair of tourists enjoy an al fresco meal at a café...

Kazakhstan: Government concerns for media ring hollow

With their country consistently ranked near the bottom of international press freedom...

Armenia's new leadership shows a common touch

Riding the subway. Eating a fast-food burger. Laundry. Armenia's new leaders, it...

Skype, Viber return in Uzbekistan

Fans of low-cost communication in Uzbekistan celebrated on May 23 as Skype...

Tajikistan: Was Iran protest a fake?

A protest rally that occurred in front of Iran’s embassy in Tajikistan...

Turkmenistan: After us, the flood will come

Advancing his apparent quest to be photographed at the helm of every...

Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir trial a testbed for religious boundaries

The opening hearing of Guzal Tokhtakhadjayeva’s criminal trial last month began late...

Azerbaijan marks centennial of democratic republic with little fanfare

One hundred years ago this month, the first secular democracy in the...

As ties with Turkey suffer, Israel moves to recognize Armenian genocide

Israeli politicians have called on the country to formally recognize the Armenian...

Kyrgyzstan: Former president drops libel claims against reporters, activist

The embattled former president of Kyrgyzstan has announced he is dropping his...

Uzbekistan aglow after president’s successful US visit

As the Washington rain beat down during the conclusion of Uzbek President...

Armenia's protesters take fight to Yerevan mayor's office

Protesters broke in to Yerevan's city hall and demanded the resignation of...

Perspectives | Tashkent Syndrome: Is Uzbekistan getting a free pass?

What is the right bar against which to measure the seriousness of...

Turkmenistan: Fast and furious. And broke

Akhal-Teke is a weekly Eurasianet column compiling news and analysis from Turkmenistan....

Uzbekistan: Coming to America

“Amerika serkhli diyor!” — America, a land of wonder!...

Georgia Protests: Nightlife against Nationalists

Georgia's fierce culture wars escalated over the weekend after a heavy-handed police...

Armenia and that post-Soviet trick with prime ministers

Two Russians are having a conversation following the peaceful revolution in Armenia, goes...

Kazakhstan banker detained in Moscow

A banker from Kazakhstan has been detained by police in Moscow at...

Kazakhstan: World War II parade puts local authorities in a bind

With each year that passes, the Immortal Regiment in the northern Kazakhstan...

Kazakhstan: Police crack down on anti-government rallies

A rights group in Kazakhstan has said numerous people were detained by...

Tajikistan: Turning pigs into sheep, and other plagiarism adventures

It was like something out of a fairytale. Nazrulo Amirov turned pigs...

Turkmenistan says one thing, does another

In Turkmenistan, statistics are not so much a science as an art....

Armenian youth, the ‘engine of the revolution,’ fight for a fairer society

For many of the activists who took to Yerevan's streets in recent...

Kyrgyzstan man faces prison for Facebook insults

Temir Bolotbek feels strongly about architecture. So much so, that a squabble...

Kyrgyzstan: Ombudsman asks to pardon jailed opposition leader

A government ombudsman in Kyrgyzstan has appealed to the president to consider...

Protests in Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan's unlikely rise

Nikol Pashinyan, who has led the largest political protests in Armenia's post-Soviet...

Perspectives | Livestreaming Armenia’s “velvet revolution”

Armenia excels at video. Even before Internet was widely available in the...

Turkmenistan: Taking in the dirty laundry

Akhal-Teke is a Eurasianet column compiling news and analysis from Turkmenistan....

Perspectives | Eric Lee’s The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution

The Georgian Democratic Republic was short lived – lasting only from 1918...

Perspectives | Radicalization among Central Asia’s migrants: Views from the ground

The latest contribution to the field of research on violent religious radicalization...

Azerbaijan watches Armenian rebellion with jealousy and hope

As street protests in Armenia dramatically toppled longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan this...

Head of Kyrgyzstan's corruption agency fired after 10 days in job

Every shashlik cook worth his salt knows the secret is to give...

Protests begin anew in Armenia as talks between opposition and government break down

Negotiations over a transfer of power between the Armenian government and opposition...

Kyrgyzstan and its government: New names, old faces, uncertain future

There is at least one new thing about Kyrgyzstan’s latest prime minister....

In wake of Armenia's peaceful uprising, diaspora's clout is questioned

The huge anti-government protests in Yerevan that toppled longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan...

Kazakhstan: President’s remarks precipitate crisis at bank

With words he hoped would serve as a sharp kick in the...

Can a reclining Georgian nationalist fake his way to the top?

An unusual meme swept Georgia’s internet last month. Netizens were posting photos...

Azerbaijan comes out in favor of Yerevan protests

The Azerbaijani government and media have come out in support of the...

As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest

The Agara Sugar Company, in the eponymous town about 90 kilometers from...

Turkmenistan protests too much as citizens are halted from leaving country

As if for no reason, Turkmenistan’s migration authorities this week decided to...

Why Georgians second-guess their doctors

Veranika Ebralidze, a stay-at-home mother of two from Tbilisi, took a deep...

Tajikistan unplugs internet users on officials’ whim

Countless internet users in Tajikistan were knocked offline for much of April...

Kyrgyzstan's president waives libel fee as he shows a softer side

The president of Kyrgyzstan has earned some brownie points with the activist...

Perspectives | At Kazakhstan's main airport, are Kyrgyz being singled out for questioning?

For a few months now, I have been hearing stories of Kyrgyzstan...

Azerbaijan reaches deal with Belarus over missile purchases - report

Azerbaijan has reached a deal to buy missiles from Belarus, a Russian...

Armenia's Sargsyan appointed PM as protestors declare "velvet revolution"

Armenia’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to install Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister...

Uzbekistan, Russia to jointly create TV channel

Uzbekistan and Russia have pledged to jointly create a television channel, potentially...

Kyrgyzstan: Rival camps play appointments ping-pong as government teeters

Kyrgyzstan’s not so behind-the-scenes power struggle is fast descending into farce. Six...

Kazakhstan gets Russian flak over UN Syria vote

Indignation is brewing in nationalist quarters in Russia over Kazakhstan’s recent decision...

Sargsyan officially nominated for office amid continuing protests

Leaders of Armenia's ruling party decamped to a ski resort as protesters...

Tajikistan: With e-wallets scuppered, shoppers more stranded than ever

A recent desperate and quixotic measure by Tajikistan’s government to boost budget...

Five remarkable things about Azerbaijan's unremarkable election

Azerbaijan's presidential election was, as predicted, a non-event. Ever-incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev...

Kyrgyzstan protesters set fire to gold-processing plant under construction

Residents of a town in southern Kyrgyzstan opposed to the construction of...

Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutor next for chop as ex-leader’s allies are removed

The high-ranking holdover allies of Kyrgyzstan’s former president are tumbling like bowling...

Perspectives | Washington joins Azerbaijan to undercut a transparency initiative

Campaigners were joyous nine years ago when Azerbaijan became the first country...

Kazakhstan to send 120 peacekeepers to Lebanon

A senior Defense Ministry official in Kazakhstan has said that 120 troops...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

End of the line for Kazakhstan’s independent journalism?

Sometimes, Zeinulla Kakimzhanov enjoys appearing in Forbes magazine....

Kazakhstan threatens to block Telegram

Kazakhstan has warned it will block the popular Telegram messaging app unless...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian village becomes showcase of postwar reconstruction

Two years ago, Azerbaijani troops entered the village of Talish, less than...

Washington experts take rare look at Armenia

American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a...

Uzbekistan: Security services still see opposition as threat 

The security services in Uzbekistan have laid down a bold red line...

Kazakhstan: Police detain top reporter for local Forbes

Police in Kazakhstan have raided the offices of the local online edition...

Young Azerbaijani teachers heed the call of village life

With a cartoon character tattooed to her wrist and a pierced eyebrow,...

Tajikistan celebrates its Kemerovo heroes

A group of laborers from Tajikistan who saved dozens of lives during...

Kyrgyzstan: Former presidential candidate accused of coup-plotting

Security services in Kyrgyzstan have opened a second criminal investigation against former...

Turkmenistan, Iran Talk Gas Swap Deals

Turkmenistan is exploring options on natural gas swap deals with Iran to...

Kazakhstan: Opposition Figure Sparks Balloon Crackdown 

When Kazakhstan’s Public Enemy No. 1 ordered his supporters to brandish blue...

Nowruz Brings Iranian Tourists to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, brings one certainty to Armenia, Azerbaijan and...

Azerbaijan's New Pro-Government TV Network Has Some Familiar Faces

A new, all-news television station has started broadcasting in Azerbaijan. And as...

Georgia’s Traveling Trees

It was a surreal tableau – an enormous tree floating across the...

Expert Opinions: The Trump Organization in the Caucasus

Masha Udensiva-Brenner tells the story of New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson’s...

Kazakhstan Closes Spigot to Opposition Leader’s Information Channels

Communications authorities in Kazakhstan have revealed that their efforts to delete online...

Kazakhstan: Child Rape Media Frenzy Puts Officialdom on Trial

Before all the trouble began, Nursultan was a model pupil....

Perspectives | Scapegoating Becomes a Pre-Election Ritual in Russia

There were two certainties during the buildup to Russia’s presidential vote on...

Central Asia Leaders Confab but Stop Short of Binding Commitments

A gathering of Central Asia presidents held in Kazakhstan’s capital this week...

US Military Giving Up on Kyrgyzstan

The United States appears to have given up on military cooperation with...

Perspectives | Poll Highlights Paradox on Economic Attitudes in Russia

As Russia prepares to hold a presidential election, polling data indicates that an...

Think Tank Warns of Possible Unrest In Tajikistan's Pamir Region

An International Crisis Group briefing on Tajikistan is sounding the alarm on...

Kazakhstan: Court Dubs Opposition Movement Extremist

A court in Kazakhstan has ruled to designate an opposition political movement...

Perspectives | Contrasting the Media in America and Russia

Both Russian and American media have come under scrutiny in the United...

Uzbekistan Gives Backing to Tajikistan's Hydropower Project

In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced...

The World's First Democratically Elected Muslim Woman Was from Georgia

The village of Karajala is fairly typical of the dozens of settlements...

Kazakhstan to Spend $840M on Countering Religious Extremism

Security officials in Kazakhstan have reportedly said that they intend to spend...

Teaching Tupac to Georgian Tweens

A middle-aged school teacher pulling off a hip-hop act with her students...

Central Asia: Put Out the Islamic State Flags

A curious little drama has played out in Tajikistan that neatly encapsulates...

Turkmenistan's Plan B: Electricity Exports

With all the fanfare that accompanied the recent start to work on...

Azerbaijani Government Taps Social Media to Woo Youth

Last August, a new, Azeri-language media brand appeared on Facebook and immediately...

Kazakhstan and Corruption: Young Blood, Old Habits

Sometimes a corruption case is about more than just the corruption....

Baku Embraces Conspiracy Theory Blaming Armenians for Own Pogrom

This February marks the 30th anniversary of the events that launched the...

Armenian Olympic Skier Finds Himself With No Skis

Armenia’s only alpine skier at the Winter Olympic games in South Korea...

Tajikistan: Turkey Hands Over Opposition Politician in Extra-Legal Move

An opposition politician from Tajikistan has...

Kazakhstan Changes Its Alphabet. Again!

Kazakhstan has barely had time to start getting used to its new...

Kazakhstan: Kyrgyz Lawmaker Held After Smuggling Sweep

A member of parliament from Kyrgyzstan has been detained by law enforcement...

Kazakhstan: Tokmadi Murder Plea Only Creates More Mystery

Murathan Tokmadi, a prominent businessman arrested in Kazakhstan last year on suspicion...

Kazakhstan: Men's Health Magazine Says Nuts to Women's Health

The Kazakhstan edition of Men’s Health magazine has sparked ire on social...

Uzbekistan: Intelligentsia Make Plea For Opposition Leader’s Return

More than 400 representatives of Uzbekistan’s self-described intelligentsia have signed an online...

Fear, Silence Weigh on Turkey's Armenians after Failed Coup

Aruş Taş, a silversmith in Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar, has witnessed decades...

Kyrgyzstan: Ecologists Run Billboard Experiment to Test Dirty Air

An environmental group in Kyrgyzstan’s capital is running an unusual experiment to...

Armenia's Next President Faces Eligibility Challenge

Investigations by Armenian opposition media have suggested that the ruling party's candidate...