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Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Azerbaijan’s strongman senses opportunity in coronavirus pandemic

While many countries are scrambling to protect the public from COVID-19, authorities in Azerbaijan are using the virus as a pretext to continue their harassment of opposition groups.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Civil Society Coronavirus

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The Greater Caspian region: A new Silk Road, with or without a new belt

With the signing of a US-Taliban peace agreement, now might be a good time to look ahead to how Afghanistan might strengthen its economic connectivity with both its neighbors and more distant markets.

Long Take by Matthew Bryza

Afghanistan Central Asia

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Bryza quoted in Trend News Agency (Azerbaijani) on negotiations about the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

In the News by Atlantic Council

Azerbaijani Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Bryza joins CBC TV (Azerbaijani) to discuss Nagorno Karabakh

In the News by Atlantic Council

Azerbaijani Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Morningstar joins CBC TV News (Azerbaijani) to discuss peace negotiations over Nagorno Karabakh

In the News by Atlantic Council

Azerbaijani Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Don’t be fooled: Russia is still NATO’s greatest challenge

“Russia has shown with its actions that it is a serious security threat,” Estonian defense minister Jüri Luik said during a panel discussion on Baltic and Black sea security during the NATO engages event in London on December 3. “For Lithuania, [Russia] is the only external existential threat we have,” added Lithuanian defense minister Raimundas Karoblis.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

NATO Northern Europe

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Georgia protests are not a showcase of Russophobia

Outside observers must resist conflating anti-Kremlin sentiment with Russophobia.

New Atlanticist by Tina Maglakelidze

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

For Armenia’s Pashinyan, Poroshenko’s presidency should serve as a cautionary tale

The fate of Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko, another post-revolutionary leader in a former Soviet state, should illustrate for Pashinyan the perils of failing to keep promises to combat judicial corruption.

New Atlanticist by Colby Galliher

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 7, 2019

Anti-LGBT Facebook Posts Proliferate in Georgia Before Tbilisi Pride

Anti-Western and far-right Facebook pages began to disseminate anti-LGBT content following the announcement of Georgia’s first-ever large-scale pride event.

Article by Eto Buziashvili

Disinformation English

Thu, May 2, 2019

Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 2: The Coordination

Two Armenian Facebook pages masqueraded as impartial fact-checking organizations to discredit the government of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Article by Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko

Civil Society Disinformation