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Our writers

Anna Zhamakochyan

Anna is a sociologist and social critic, and co-founder of the Socioscope NGO, based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Anna Efimova

Originally from Russia, in recent years Anna has lived in several countries, studying in the UK, Estonia, and Poland as part of a master's programme on the post-Soviet space. Anna has worked in journalism for over six years.

Archil Sikharulidze

Archil is a researcher and co-founder at the Centre for Systemic Political Research (CSPR). He is an editor for the Georgian Journal of Systemic Politics (GJSP) and an invited lecturer at Tbilisi State University.

Armine Avetisyan

Armine Avetisyan is a print and broadcast journalist from Armenia who has covered social and political issues in the country since 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

Arpi Bekaryan

Arpi is a freelance journalist from Armenia. Her work has appeared in Chai Khana, the Caucasus Edition, Aravot, and Shant TV.

Arzu Geybulla

Arzu Geybulla is a freelance writer originally from Azerbaijan, currently based in Istanbul.

Avto Dolidze

Avto is a Junior Fellow at CRRC Georgia.

Bahruz Samadov

Bahruz is a political activist and PhD candidate at Charles University in Prague.

Bakar Berekashvili

Bakar Berekashvili is a professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Georgian American University in Tbilisi.

Benedikt Harzl

Benedikt is an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC and Assistant Professor at the Russian East European Eurasian Studies Centre (REEES) at the University of Graz, Austria.

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