Russia is using South Ossetia to finance self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine

Russia is using South Ossetia to finance self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine

The scheme uncovered by the Security Service of Ukraine allows Russian banks and enterprises to circumvent international sanctions

January 20, 2020
Putin bidding to stay in power forever—why this is the leading conclusion amongst experts

Putin bidding to stay in power forever—why this is the leading conclusion amongst experts

"Putin needs his own Putin.” How the Russian president secured his power and the Prime Minister’s role in the equation.

January 19, 2020
Georgia to have US ambassador after 1.5 year pause

Georgia to have US ambassador after 1.5 year pause

In her first public speech, Kelly Degnan called Russia a neighbor hostile to Georgia

January 18, 2020
Abkhaz opposition leader calls for dialogue w. Georgia – how has Tbilisi responded?

Abkhaz opposition leader calls for dialogue w. Georgia – how has Tbilisi responded?

The main topic of discussion in Georgia is whether direct negotiations are needed

January 17, 2020
Georgian border zone residents block road to Armenia demanding water problems be solved

Georgian border zone residents block road to Armenia demanding water problems be solved

Local residents say the water problem is a result of corruption amongst officials

January 21, 2020
Who (or what) killed the former head of Armenia’s National Security Service?

Who (or what) killed the former head of Armenia’s National Security Service?

This is third death of top security officials from the former Armenian government in the past few months

January 20, 2020
Record number of hopefuls register for snap parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

Record number of hopefuls register for snap parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

A total of 1,534 candidates are running for 125 seats, but there may be even more

January 20, 2020
Human Rights in the South Caucasus: 2019 victories and losses

Human Rights in the South Caucasus: 2019 victories and losses

Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia in the Human Rights Watch report - a comparative analysis

January 20, 2020
Op-ed: how long will political groups continue to chase one another out of the Akbhaz presidency?

Op-ed: how long will political groups continue to chase one another out of the Akbhaz presidency?

How to get out of the deadlock of the opposition controlling the presidential administration but the president not intending to resign

January 10, 2020
Op-ed: Abkhaz opposition’s storm of parliament resembles events of 2014

Op-ed: Abkhaz opposition’s storm of parliament resembles events of 2014

The main reason for the protest is the low trust in the authorities and in general the entire political elite in Abkhazia – political observer Inal Khashig

January 9, 2020
Op-ed: a subjective take on the best and worst in Azerbaijan in 2019

Op-ed: a subjective take on the best and worst in Azerbaijan in 2019

Increased awareness of femicide, amnesty for political prisoners, unpunished crimes and indomitable feminist spirit are but a part of what 2019 brought Azerbaijan

January 6, 2020
The Ossetian financier turned mountain fisherman

The Ossetian financier turned mountain fisherman

Leonid Gagiev, a financier turned fisherman, runs his own fish farm deep in the mountains of South Ossetia. He has solid plans for his farm’s expansion, but he needs investments to get his idea off the ground

December 12, 2019
Photo report from the alpine village of Pskhu in Abkhazia

Photo report from the alpine village of Pskhu in Abkhazia

200 inhabitants, spotted pigs and a foothold for the German army during World War II

December 4, 2019
How to treat a bee sting with vodka – photo report

How to treat a bee sting with vodka – photo report

Bee keeping is no longer a ‘men’s only’ profession in Azerbaijan

November 29, 2019