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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.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Baku and Yerevan offer more bread and circuses

April 2, 2018

Political developments in sworn enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan will mirror each other this April as their veteran leaders maintain their grip on power.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Georgia struggles to balance regional realpolitik with EU ambitions

June 7, 2017

Critics allege Tbilisi connived in kidnapping of dissident back to Azerbaijan to curry favour with oil-rich neighbour.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Priests and poison in Georgia

February 23, 2017

The Georgian Orthodox Church has grown ever more powerful since independence but has not always used its influence wisely.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Azerbaijan's 2017 state budget raises more questions than it answers

December 23, 2016

Budget shows the same misguided priorities and lack of transparency as previous years.