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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.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Dismay as Armenia’s colour revolution PM Pashinian congratulates Lukashenko

August 11, 2020

Armenian leader once promised that people assembled on Yerevan’s Republic Square would make all “key decisions”. Nobody saw any such gathering before the endorsement was given to the fraudulent re-election of the Belarusian dictator.

CAUCASUS BLOG: With Aliyev on the rampage, flickering hopes of democracy in Azerbaijan could sputter out

July 31, 2020

Baku’s intemperate dictator has chosen to go after country’s fragile opposition at a time the major powers are distracted by their own crises and the US can be accused of calling the kettle black.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Mkhitaryan hoo-ha a reminder that few people usually give a damn about sportswashing

May 28, 2019

Absence of Armenian midfield star hangs over tonight’s Europa League final in Azerbaijan but the outrage will quickly fizzle out.