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A new program is promoting the closer integration of Armenia’s military and society. The initiative is raising concerns among some observers that the country, already one of the most heavily militarized in the world, is giving the army too much...
Geopolitical conditions in the South Caucasus have experienced a substantial shift in recent years. Accordingly, the Trump Administration needs to adjust assumptions in advancing American interests in the region to make the most of its capabilities...
For the past few weeks in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, teams of officials drawn from various security agencies have been going from house to house in an exhaustive effort to uncover what they deem “undesirables.”  
Established in 1997, GUAM—a platform named after its members Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova and originally created to improve multilateral collaboration between member states—is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Despite this milestone...
A music critic once argued that Vladimir Putin-inspired songs are the worst thing Russia’s president has done to Russia. As a matter of fact, Putin songs could be regarded as an entire genre of music in their own right.
Officials in Georgia hope to turn the country into a global hub for film and television via the creation of a program that offers subsidies to foreign production companies. The initiative is designed to boost the local economy and give a nudge to...
As Russia’s war with Ukraine stretches into a third year, the Kremlin is stepping up efforts to squash any expressions of pro-Ukraine opinion. The Russian head of a government-funded Ukrainian library has found herself the latest target.  
After years of speculation about their accession, India and Pakistan have finally been admitted as full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, broadening the geopolitical potential of the grouping, and partially watering down the...
On February 18, 2017, just ten minutes after Netherlands-based Azerbaijani activist Orduhan Temirhan finished participating in a rally in Germany, he received a phone call from his sister. The head of the district police had called her, she told him...
Without warning, city workers descended on a leafy street recently in Kyrgyzstan’s capital to begin chopping down trees.