More pain stored up for Emerging Europe in 2023

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2022

Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.

Azerbaijani offensive leaves Armenia shaken

Neil Hauer in Sotk September 23, 2022

The attacks marked the first time in the three-decade conflict that such heavy fighting has taken place on the territory of Armenia itself.

Russian media airing increasingly Armenia-sceptic narrative

Ani Mejlumyan of Eurasianet September 23, 2022

Armenians could usually rely on favourable coverage from the media of its strategic ally. Following another escalation, that no longer seems to be the case.

Baku angered by Pelosi's comments about its 'illegal and deadly' invasion of Armenia

Cavid Aga in Baku, Ani Mejlumyan in Yerevan September 19, 2022

"Pelosi's baseless and unfair accusations against Azerbaijan are unacceptable," says Azerbaijani foreign ministry.

PANNIER: Putin arrived with little to offer an SCO summit that showed no real clout

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 18, 2022

Disparate interests of organisation’s member nations meant many major issues of the day could not even be discussed. But there was only one dominant member: China.

For Armenians, CSTO is missing in action

Ani Mejlumyan in Yerevan for Eurasianet September 16, 2022

The Russia-led security bloc is supposed to oblige members to come to one another’s defence. But its response so far to Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia has been anaemic.

Amid global energy crisis Balkan states reach out to energy-rich Azerbaijan

Fuad Shahbazov in Durham September 15, 2022

With the deepening energy crisis in the West triggered by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, European countries including Bulgaria and Serbia are eyeing alternative suppliers for additional natural gas volumes.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Azerbaijan knows that power is power

Ani Mejlumyan in Yerevan September 15, 2022

Baku wants to use the new balance of power in the South Caucasus to dictate the terms of any peace deal, and appears to be testing Moscow’s willingness to keep the peace in the region.

COMMENT: Armenia-Azerbaijan military escalation is a test for Russian status quo in the region

Denis Cenusa September 15, 2022

The new outbreak of fighting tests Russia's relevance in maintaining peace and stability in the South Caucasus and could endanger its growing alliance with Turkey.

PANNIER: At Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, watch the action on the sidelines

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 13, 2022

Most important discussions and agreements at Samarkand gathering likely to concern regional connectivity, and the odd men out are Russia and Belarus.

Armenia appeals to Russia for military support

Ani Mejlumyan in Yerevan September 13, 2022

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also requested assistance from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

Major clashes break out along Azerbaijani-Armenian border

Cavid Aga in Baku September 12, 2022

Fears once more raised of a return to a larger confrontation.

Bulgaria offers electricity-for-gas exchange to Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews September 12, 2022

As Sofia struggles to secure gas for the winter, caretaker Economy Minister Nikola Stoyanov offers to export electricity to Azerbaijan in exchange for more natural gas.

Turkmenistan: Thank you for your service deferral

Akhal-Teke: A Eurasianet Bulletin September 8, 2022

Closing an exit route. Plus: solicitous Russians and electricity exports. Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.