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Azerbaijan: Scapegoating Adam Smith

Azerbaijan: Scapegoating Adam Smith

Azerbaijan: Scapegoating Adam Smith  Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, has finally acknowledged that the energy-export-dependent country is in the grips of a severe recession. But in a major policy speech, the Azerbaijani leader shifted blame for the fiscal woes from his […]

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Russia & Turkey: Trying To Revive Economic Cooperation

Russia & Turkey: Trying To Revive Economic Cooperation by Dmitry Sachkov, EurasiaNet EurasiaNet Commentary The renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said that “politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” Such an outlook may have […]

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Uzbekistan: Life After Karimov, More Of The Same

Uzbekistan: Life After Karimov, More Of The Same by EurasiaNet On his first day in charge in Uzbekistan, Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev made it clear that he does not intend to make any immediate breaks from the policies of his deceased […]

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What Putin Didn’t Get In Hangzhou

What Putin Didn’t Get In Hangzhou by Brian Whitmore – EurasiaNet A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL One of the most significant things about the G20 summit was something that didn’t happen. Hangzhou didn’t become Yalta. China didn’t become Munich. […]

Azerbaijan: Economy Riding In The Breakdown Lane

Azerbaijan: Economy Riding In The Breakdown Lane

Azerbaijan: Economy Riding In The Breakdown Lane by EurasiaNet Just a few months ago, authorities in Azerbaijan spent tens of millions of dollars on hosting a Grand Prix auto race, which critics derided as a vanity project that satisfied the […]

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Uzbekistan: Leader’s Death Felt On Streets And In Pockets

Uzbekistan: Leader’s Death Felt On Streets And In Pockets by EurasiaNet Since reports began circulating about the death of Uzbekistan’s president, shoppers have felt inflationary pressure. The cost of meat, considered a staple in Uzbekistan, has spiked. At Tashkent’s famed […]