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The arrest of an Azerbaijani journalist in Ukraine marks a fresh instance of free-media-wary Azerbaijan having a critical reporter apprehended outside its borders. Fikret Huseynli, who survived a beating and stabbing in his native Azerbaijan a...
Fearing for her safety and that of her daughter, Azerbaijani reporter Leyla Mustafayeva, wife of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, has fled Georgia and received temporary asylum in Germany via the European Centre for Press and Media...
Moscow appears angling to reinforce Armenia’s shaken commitment to the Russia-centric economic space, the Eurasian Economic Union, ahead of a key deal between Armenia and the European Union.   On October 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
Even as GM announced its strategy for “an all-electric future,” Armenia, never one to let an international trend pass it by, last week unveiled its own self-driving electric car, a first for this South Caucasus nation, a Soviet-era electric-vehicle...
Azerbaijan is continuing its investigation into the finances of the country’s last-standing independent newswire, Turan, despite hopes that an international outcry would help compel the nation’s free-media-wary authorities to back down. The agency...
It’s often been said that Georgian folk singing is out of the world. That’s quite literally the case with one particular song, “Chakrulo.” Forty years ago, it went into space on board the Voyager spacecraft as part of NASA’s message to the universe...
Georgia’s upcoming local elections would be quite local, indeed, were it not for candidates like Joseph Alexander Smith, the first-ever expat-turned-Georgian-citizen to run for office in the country. His bid for a seat in Tbilisi’s City Council will...
After being propelled into Ukraine over the flimsy resistance of border guards, Georgia’s onetime leader, the stateless politician Mikheil Saakashvili, arrived in Kyiv on September 19 to drum up public support for his fast-escalating battle against...
He’s rammed his way across an international border, rallied cheering supporters and vowed to bring down oligarchs -- that indefatigable post-Soviet revolutionary, Mikheil Saakashvili, is back in action. After inserting himself back into Ukraine on...
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is in an uncharacteristically charitable mood: on September 11, he pardoned imprisoned travel blogger Alexander Lapshin and ordered the pre-trial release of Mehman Aliyev, editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan’s last...