Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.
With their borders still largely closed, Georgians hit the beach and let their guard down. The epidemiological result was inevitable.
Calls for a consensus candidate ignored as UNM attempts to galvanise opposition to ruling Georgian Dream with exiled ex-president.
Georgians invite people from 95 countries to do their jobs from the beautiful, mountainous South Caucasus republic that has experienced few coronavirus cases.
Noting July skirmishes took place far from contested Nagorno Karabakh territory, former US diplomat says clashes “may have unleashed a dangerous new geopolitical dynamic” partly given their proximity to strategic oil and gas pipelines.
Analyst says: “TCP has great political appeal and is destined to remain alive for many years, if only on PowerPoint presentations... it will provide fodder for politicians and bureaucrats (ignorant of or not understanding commercial realities)."