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Podcast | The Nagorno-Karabakh Exodus

The fate of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian refugees, the role of the international community in the conflict, and Azerbaijan’s ‘integration’ of the region.

Podcast | The end of Nagorno-Karabakh?

Thomas de Waal, Knar Khudoyan, Lala Darchinova, and Sevinj Samadzade talk about Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh and Stepanakert’s surrender.

Live updates | Stepanakert surrenders amidst Azerbaijani assault

Azerbaijani armed forces have continued their offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh in an apparent attempt to take control of the territory.

Live updates | Stepanakert under fire as Azerbaijan launches assault on Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has launched ‘anti-terrorist measures’ in Nagorno-Karabakh to ‘restore the constitutional structure of the Republic of Azerbaijan’.

Abkhazia’s foreign minister warns of growing Georgian–Russian ties

Ardzinba also suggested that Georgia was militarily prepared to attack Abkhazia given the opportunity.

Speaker of Georgian parliament pressured OC Media’s donors after failure to place op-ed

Shalva Papuashvili took his grievances directly to OC Media’s institutional donors in an apparent bid to influence or punish the outlet.

Podcast | Fighting Russia’s colonial legacy in the North Caucasus

Dominik Cagara, Magomed Torijev, and Harold Chambers discuss the potential for future insurgency movements in the North Caucasus.

Confusion in Abkhazia as foreign minister ‘resigns’ and returns

The incident, which took place on Monday night, has prompted speculation regarding potential motives for the supposed resignation. 

Outrage in Abkhazia after Medvedev suggests annexation to Russia

The former Russian president said Russia could annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia ‘if there are good reasons’.

Podcast | Tea Tsulukiani’s chokehold on Georgian culture

Lika Zakashvili, Luka Beradze, and Khatuna Tskhadadze talk about Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani’s controversial ‘re-organisation’ of her ministry.

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