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Russia: Charting Capital Flight

Russia: Charting Capital Flight

One way to gauge domestic confidence in Russia’s economic and political environment is by taking a look at capital flight. The picture is not pretty. Data from Russia’s Central Bank shows that the country’s private sector-capital flight has reached a […]

Azerbaijan Slams Amal Clooney As Armenia’s Secret Weapon

Azerbaijan Slams Amal Clooney As Armenia’s Secret Weapon

Azerbaijan Slams Amal Clooney As Armenia’s Secret Weapon by Giorgi Lomsadze, EurasiaNet Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney’s April 26 remarks to the BBC have hit a raw nerve in Azerbaijan, the ex-Soviet petrocracy where her client, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, […]

Armenia: Panama Papers Prompts Official’s Resignation

Armenia: Panama Papers Prompts Official’s Resignation

Armenia: Panama Papers Prompts Official’s Resignation by Marianna Grigoryan, EurasiaNet In an unprecedented move, Mihran Poghosian, a senior Armenian official named in the Panama Papers’ corruption expose, resigned from office on April 18. His stated reason, though, was not the […]

Russia: Striving to Stay Economically Competitive

Russia: Striving to Stay Economically Competitive

Russia: Striving to Stay Economically Competitive   As Russia’s economic downturn continues, some experts and politicians are sounding an alarm about the country’s long-term competitiveness, and are calling for increased government spending to stimulate manufacturing and bolster education. Investment in […]

Azerbaijan, Armenia: Can Activists Keep Peace Alive?

Azerbaijan, Armenia: Can Activists Keep Peace Alive?

Azerbaijan, Armenia: Can Activists Keep Peace Alive? by Marianna Grigoryan and Durna Safarova – EurasiaNet For both Azerbaijani and Armenian peace activists, the resumption of fighting over breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh last week meant a severe test of their stated commitment to […]

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Playing Out In Karabakh

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Playing Out In Karabakh

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Playing Out In Karabakh by Dorian Jones, EurasiaNet The enmity that has been building between Turkey and Russia is spilling over into the Karabakh conflict. Heavy fighting in Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces on April 2-5 marked […]

Azerbaijan: Civilians Hit Hard By Karabakh Combat

Azerbaijan: Civilians Hit Hard By Karabakh Combat

Azerbaijan: Civilians Hit Hard By Karabakh Combat by Vusala Alibayli and Famil Mahmudbeyli – EurasiaNet A tenuous ceasefire may still be holding in Nagorno-Karabakh, but civilians living in the conflict zone remain traumatized, with many being forced to relive painful […]

Nuclear Security

Frozen Conflicts Undermine Nuclear Security

Frozen Conflicts Undermine Nuclear Security The renewal of armed conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave can potentially have global ramifications, participants at the recent nuclear security summit in Washington cautioned. A concern articulated in national progress reports […]