Our writers

Anzor Maskhadov

Anzor Maskhadov is a former special representative and director of communications for the President of Ichkeria, serving under his father, Aslan Maskhadov. Living in exile, Anzor continues to advocate for the right to self-determination of the Chechen people.

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.

Aren Melikyan

Aren is a journalist and podcast producer based in Tbilisi. Passionate about storytelling and documentaries, his work has appeared in several prominent regional and international media outlets.

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).

Arnold Alahverdian

Arnold Alahverdian is the co-founder of Bright Garden Voices, a platform for dialogue between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. He is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of California, Irvine.

Arpi Bekaryan

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

Arshaluys Barseghyan

Arshaluys has been a journalist since 2016, previously focusing on fact-checking and open-source investigations. As a journalist, her primary focus was on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, politics, and social and gender issues. She is also a close observer of the media environment of Armenia, as well as an advocate of fact-checking and media literacy.

Arzu Geybulla

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

Askar Shogenov

Askar is a journalist based in Kabardino-Balkaria.

Avto Dolidze

Avto is a Junior Fellow at CRRC Georgia.

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