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Georgia’s (in)human rights strategy 

Georgia’s Human Rights Strategy for the next eight years lists many key vulnerable groups, but queer people have been removed.

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One dead in attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

The attack comes amidst rising tensions between Tehran and Baku.

One dead in attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

The attack comes amidst rising tensions between Tehran and Baku.

Podcast | Sports and ‘the Path of Akhmat’ and the political activists imprisoned in Azerbaijan

Ramzan Kadyrov uses sports to bolster his image and Azerbaijan’s persecution of political activists and figures.

Podcast | Sports and ‘the Path of Akhmat’ and the political activists imprisoned in Azerbaijan

Ramzan Kadyrov uses sports to bolster his image and Azerbaijan’s persecution of political activists and figures.

UNM leadership contender threatens to break Saakashvili out of jail

Levan Khabeishvili made the comments after the former Georgian president was diagnosed with COVID-19.

UNM leadership contender threatens to break Saakashvili out of jail

Levan Khabeishvili made the comments after the former Georgian president was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Court denies bail to Azerbaijani activist despite ‘deteriorating health’

Bakhtiyar Hajiyev has been on hunger strike for 16 days. 

EU approves 2-year monitoring mission to Armenia–Azerbaijan border

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs described the mission as ‘a new phase in the EU’s engagement in the South Caucasus.’

EU approves 2-year monitoring mission to Armenia–Azerbaijan border

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs described the mission as ‘a new phase in the EU’s engagement in the South Caucasus.’

Daghestani man dies after police interrogation

According to local media, there is evidence that he was tortured prior to his death.

Georgian officials labelled ‘politically vile’ for welcoming restored flights with Russia

Sergey Lavrov praised Georgia for its ‘courage’ in that, despite pressure from the West, the country had not joined sanctions imposed on Russia.

Features & Analysis

Abandoned high-rises and housing assistance in Abkhazia

Struggling to make ends meet, some families in Abkhazia are demanding that the government help them escape cycles of rental and poverty.

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Analysis | How Kadyrov uses ‘the Path of Akhmat’ in sports to cement his rule in Chechnya

Sports is used by the Head of Chechnya to construct the republic’s history, present, and future.

Analysis | How Kadyrov uses ‘the Path of Akhmat’ in sports to cement his rule in Chechnya

By Loujaine Laamal

Sports is used by the Head of Chechnya to construct the republic’s history, present, and future.

The Abkhaz blogger charged with treason for calling for unification

Daur Buava, a popular TikTok blogger, has been living in Tbilisi since 2021.

The Abkhaz blogger charged with treason for calling for unification

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Daur Buava, a popular TikTok blogger, has been living in Tbilisi since 2021.

What can the Caucasus expect in 2023? Our readers and staff give their takes

At the beginning of the year, we asked both our staff and readers to give their predictions of what might happen in 2023.

What can the Caucasus expect in 2023? Our readers and staff give their takes

By OC Media

At the beginning of the year, we asked both our staff and readers to give their predictions of what might happen in 2023.

OC Media’s 10 best articles of 2022

We look back at the predictions, investigations, and insights of the 10 best articles published on OC Media in 2022.

OC Media’s 10 best articles of 2022

By OC Media

We look back at the predictions, investigations, and insights of the 10 best articles published on OC Media in 2022.

Food shortages spark creative New Year’s solutions in Nagorno Karabakh

From vegetable bouquets to mayonnaise pancakes, people in Nagorno-Karabakh found ways to greet the New Year despite produce shortages.

Food shortages spark creative New Year’s solutions in Nagorno Karabakh

By Arpi Bekaryan

From vegetable bouquets to mayonnaise pancakes, people in Nagorno-Karabakh found ways to greet the New Year despite produce shortages.

Opinion

Opinion | Russia’s shifting interests are leaving Armenia out to dry

Russia is reneging on its long-term alliance with Armenia, in favour of closer ties with Azerbaijan and Turkey

Opinion | Armenia’s old allies have failed it, new ones have yet to appear

Yerevan’s long-running alliance with Moscow has become increasingly meaningless, but it is unclear what alternatives are available to Armenia.

Opinion | Georgia must continue to welcome those fleeing Russian repression

The US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, argues that Georgia must continue to welcome those seeking refuge from Russian repression, and that it is now critical to redouble support for Ukraine.

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