Author: EurasiaNet

Kyrgyzstan: Government Continues Circling No. 1 Investor

Kyrgyzstan: Government Continues Circling No. 1 Investor

Kyrgyzstan: Government Continues Circling No. 1 Investor by EurasiaNet Kyrgyzstan’s largest investor, mining company Centerra Gold, received a reprieve when a key operating permit was recently renewed. But more drama likely lies ahead. Lurking in the background during the ceaseless […]

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Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station

Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an blames […]

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time when Baku is worried about keeping the country’s leaky economy afloat. The Azerbaijani government so far has not officially commented on the […]

Nuclear Security

Georgia: Nuclear Smuggling Cases Raise Concern

Amid heightened concern about Islamic militant activity in Turkey, questions are being raised about the border security of its eastern neighbor, Georgia. Three incidents within the past six months involving the attempted smuggling of radioactive materials – uranium 235 and […]

Armenia to House World’s Largest Yazidi Temple

Armenia to House World’s Largest Yazidi Temple

The small village of Aknalich, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, will soon be home to the world’s largest Yazidi temple. For a people striving to rebound after a 2014 massacre by Islamic State militants in […]

Will China Bring Nuclear Power to Moldova?

Will China Bring Nuclear Power to Moldova?

China appears willing to help Moldova become a nuclear power. But for now officials in Chi?in?u seem hesitant to go all-in on atomic energy. Chinese representatives from the state-run National Nuclear Power Company (NNPC) were in Moldova in mid-May for […]