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CAUCASUS BLOG: Azerbaijan knows that power is power

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.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Armenia’s day of crisis delivers anticlimax

February 26, 2021

Rally of PM Pashinian, who took to the streets warning a military coup was under way, fails to reach critical mass. Opposition’s rival effort, meanwhile, was a flop.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Georgia’s corrupted anti-corruption strategy

January 29, 2021

“Only 29 percent of Georgians believe that cases of high-level corruption are investigated properly in Georgia, while 47 percent think that they are not,” says Transparency International.

CAUCASUS BLOG : What can Biden offer the Caucasus and Stans, all but forgotten about by Trump?

January 19, 2021

Unlike his predecessor, the new US president will at least take an interest in issues such as Georgia's deep divisions, organised crime in the Kyrgyz government and Nagorno-Karabakh. But his in-tray is rather full with other pressing matters.

CAUCASUS BLOG: The long and illegal road to Stepanakert

September 29, 2020

A 2012 visit to the main town in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh revealed attempts to live a normal life and build a better future in the heart of a long-frozen conflict that has now re-ignited.