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Publication of the Panama Papers in April 2016 acted as the trigger for the chain of events now known as the Russian hacking scandal, according to two leading Russian investigative journalists.  
The use of heavy-handed tactics by police to disrupt the Catalan referendum on October 1 was more than simply an internal Spanish or European matter. It sent a powerful and damaging message to those living in countries and territories across the...
A conference on media freedoms that took place this week in Uzbekistan should rightly be considered a breakthrough in relations between Tashkent and the international journalistic community.  
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s board on October 18 approved $500 million in funding for the Azerbaijan-led TANAP pipeline, which will facilitate the delivery of Caspian Basin natural gas to Western Europe.
Armenia’s government has introduced long-awaited legislation to ban domestic violence, an issue that has become the key battleground in the proxy war between Western and Russian cultural influence.  
Erik Prince, the former chief of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, is evidently mulling a run for a US Senate seat. At the same time, he is working with China’s government to provide security services in the restive western region...
Kyrgyzstan has chosen a new president, but it remains to be seen if he will really be in charge.  
Police in Tajikistan announced in early October, via a run-of-the-mill press release, that they had detained a delinquent debtor owing money to the recently liquidated mid-sized lender Tojprombank.  
While the sharp escalation of dirty tricks has soured the mood ahead of Kyrgyzstan’s October 15 presidential election, the variety and intensity of people’s opinions are reminders of why the country continues to deserve its reputation as a haven in...
Kazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage that has enveloped the entire country, including the capital, Astana, and the southern metropolis of Almaty.