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Russia’s chief hitman or chief philanthropist?

Despite the trail of bodies he left in his wake, some believe that South Ossetian gang leader Aslan ‘Jacko’ Gagiyev’s crimes were all for the greater good.

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Who is Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgia’s next Prime Minister?

Georgian Dream’s most outspoken figure is to become the seventh Prime Minister since the party took power in 2012. 

Who is Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgia’s next Prime Minister?

Georgian Dream’s most outspoken figure is to become the seventh Prime Minister since the party took power in 2012. 

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

The fight to save Nagorno-Karabakh’s burns patients

Over 200 people were injured in a fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh as people fled en masse, leaving them fighting for their lives having lost their homes. 

The fight to save Nagorno-Karabakh’s burns patients

Over 200 people were injured in a fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh as people fled en masse, leaving them fighting for their lives having lost their homes. 

Poison, pills, or poor angles: what’s behind the rumours surrounding Kadyrov’s health?

For months, rumours have suggested that Ramzan Kadyrov is gravely ill, facing the consequences of either a drug addiction or of poisoning. 

Poison, pills, or poor angles: what’s behind the rumours surrounding Kadyrov’s health?

For months, rumours have suggested that Ramzan Kadyrov is gravely ill, facing the consequences of either a drug addiction or of poisoning. 

Opinion

Opinion | How Azerbaijan uses ‘anti-colonialism’ to authoritarian ends

Azerbaijan’s official statements have in recent months taken a new turn, using anti-colonial rhetoric to criticise Western countries for their involvement in the region.

Editorial | Ilham Aliyev’s attempt to eradicate the free press cannot succeed

Despite the Azerbaijani President’s apparent strength, the very existence of media organisations like Abzas proves he cannot succeed.

Opinion | Fourteen years on Rustaveli Avenue — documenting Georgia’s descent into authoritarianism

Having worked as a journalist for 14 years, I have seen and documented my country’s descent first-hand.