Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
March 9, 2023
Two days of mass protest have forced the ruling Georgian Dream party to back down and withdraw a proposed “foreign agents” law, which would brand NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their income from abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.