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Georgia: Liberal Values Suffer Setback

Georgia: Liberal Values Suffer Setback

Georgia: Liberal Values Suffer Setback by Giorgi Lomsadze – EurasiaNet Intolerance appears to have the upper hand in an ongoing food fight in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Proprietors at an embattled vegan restaurant, the Kiwi Cafe, say they feel compelled […]

Armenia: Pope Francis Impacts Politics

Armenia: Pope Francis Impacts Politics

Armenia: Pope Francis Impacts Politics by Marianna Grigoryan, EurasiaNet Pope Francis visited Armenia to promote the values of peace and reconciliation, but, for many ordinary Armenians, the pontiff’s June 24-26 trip only deepened a divide that separates them from their […]

Tajikistan Banking Crisis

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Submit To Chinese Capture

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Submit To Chinese Capture by EurasiaNet Turkmenistan sits upon around one-tenth of the world’s proven natural gas reserves. Tajikistan is so poverty-stricken that around half its adult male population is forced to travel abroad in search of work. […]

Armenia: Pope Francis Stirs Hopes For Peace, Prosperity

Armenia: Pope Francis Stirs Hopes For Peace, Prosperity

Armenia: Pope Francis Stirs Hopes For Peace, Prosperity by Marianna Grigoryan, EurasiaNet Whether atheist, Catholic or Armenian Apostolic, Armenians on June 24 heartily welcomed Pope Francis’s arrival as a sign that a time of healing for their small, conflict-scarred country […]

China’s Place In Central Asia

China’s Place In Central Asia

China’s Place In Central Asia by Raffaello Pantucci, EurasiaNet First of a Five-Part Series EurasiaNet is running a series this week looking at the state of relations between China and the five nations of former Soviet Central Asia. China expert […]