Azerbaijan

23 April 2014
What's Yours Is Mine

Instead of drawing them closer, Azerbaijan and Iran’s shared heritage creates bad blood.

By Shahla Sultanova
 
 Rauf Mirkadyrov
22 April 2014
Reporters Accused of Spying in Ukraine, Azerbaijan

Plus, a Hitler-themed magazine raises eyebrows in Almaty, and a Russian social media magnate says the Kremlin backed his ouster.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
Anatoly Lokot
8 April 2014
Slovenian Premier to Call Confidence Vote, Communist Wins Russian Mayoral Race

Plus, Uzbekistan tightens the screws on Internet users and leaking pipes could hold up production at a vast Kazakhstan oil field for two years.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
27 March 2014
Another Independent Voice Muffled in Baku

Tax officials and prosecutors swoop in on a publisher of independent and opposition newspapers. From IWPR.

By Afgan Mukhtarli
 
19 March 2014
Crimean Tatars May be Evicted, Kyrgyzstan’s Government Crumbles

Plus, more reports of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov’s death and Azerbaijan sends two opposition leaders to prison for inciting unrest.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Sarah Fluck, and Lily Sieradzki
 
25 February 2014
Azerbaijan's New Wave

The traditional opposition in tatters, a fresh-faced force is emerging to challenge the Aliev regime. Does it stand a chance?

By Shahla Sultanova
 
Viktor Yanukovych
19 February 2014
Ukraine Counts Cost of Kyiv Battles, Azerbaijani Reporter in Spy Row

Plus, Turkmenistan may derail a Central Asian transport scheme and the EU’s Fuele slams Bosnia’s failure to address the Sejdic-Finci ruling.

By Ky Krauthamer, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
Elman Rustamov
18 February 2014
Protesters Reported Killed in Kyiv, Kosovo Celebrates Independence

Plus, an Austrian bribery trial puts Baku’s bankers under scrutiny and Kazakhstani women demand the right to wear sexy underwear.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
5 February 2014
Dying to Be Heard

A gay activist’s suicide shines a rare spotlight on the difficult lives of sexual minorities in Azerbaijan.

By Mina Muradova
 
31 January 2014
Russia IDs Volgograd Bombers, Major Serbian Pol Steps Down

Plus, Georgia investigates a 'corpse' video and Azerbaijan sees a string of self-immolations.

By S. Adam Cardais, Aliona Kachkan, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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