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Stunts and insults mark first week of campaigning in Armenia 

Candidates were heavy on personal insults, violent rhetoric, and mutual recriminations — and spoke little about actual policy. 

Stunts and insults mark first week of campaigning in Armenia 

By Ani Avetisyan

Candidates were heavy on personal insults, violent rhetoric, and mutual recriminations — and spoke little about actual policy. 

3/06/2021

Child abuse allegations dog Georgian Church orphanage

Despite evidence of horrific child abuse, Georgia’s Public Defender has been barred from visiting the Church-run Ninotsminda orphanage. 

Child abuse allegations dog Georgian Church orphanage

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Despite evidence of horrific child abuse, Georgia’s Public Defender has been barred from visiting the Church-run Ninotsminda orphanage. 

21/05/2021

Frontera spent $1 million on US lobbying while its Georgian workers went unpaid

The US oil and gas company spent $1 million on lobbying in an attempt to sway an international arbitration case in Georgia.

Frontera spent $1 million on US lobbying while its Georgian workers went unpaid

By Thomas Rowley

The US oil and gas company spent $1 million on lobbying in an attempt to sway an international arbitration case in Georgia.

18/05/2021

Datablog | Do Georgians harbour Ethnonationalist sentiments? 

Could ethnonationalist sentiments be hindering the integration of ethnic minorities in Georgia?

Datablog | Do Georgians harbour Ethnonationalist sentiments? 

By Givi Silagadze

Could ethnonationalist sentiments be hindering the integration of ethnic minorities in Georgia?

16/04/2021

Abkhazia is preparing for a tourist bonanza

The authorities expect record numbers of visitors, but some fear that Abkhazia’s infrastructure might buckle. 

Abkhazia is preparing for a tourist bonanza

By Marianna Kotova

The authorities expect record numbers of visitors, but some fear that Abkhazia’s infrastructure might buckle. 

14/04/2021

Is an interconnected Caucasus on the horizon?

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have all shown interest in participating in restoring the transport corridors.

Is an interconnected Caucasus on the horizon?

By Hamida Giyasbayli

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have all shown interest in participating in restoring the transport corridors.

6/04/2021

Twin lawsuits in Bolnisi could have wider implications for Georgian minorities 

Ethnic Azerbaijani activists in southern Georgia are waging a legal fight to change the overwhelmingly monolingual policies of local authorities. 

Twin lawsuits in Bolnisi could have wider implications for Georgian minorities 

By Shota Kincha

Ethnic Azerbaijani activists in southern Georgia are waging a legal fight to change the overwhelmingly monolingual policies of local authorities. 

The shelter saving bears from exploitation in Georgia

Many bears in Georgia are kept in captivity — often as ‘decorations’ to attract tourists. One shelter near Tbilisi is trying to save such bears from a similar fate.

The shelter saving bears from exploitation in Georgia

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Many bears in Georgia are kept in captivity — often as ‘decorations’ to attract tourists. One shelter near Tbilisi is trying to save such bears from a similar fate.

5/04/2021

Women’s advocates fight an uphill battle against domestic violence in Abkhazia

There is no legislation protecting people from domestic violence in Abkhazia, nor are there any shelters for victims. 

Women’s advocates fight an uphill battle against domestic violence in Abkhazia

By Marianna Kotova

There is no legislation protecting people from domestic violence in Abkhazia, nor are there any shelters for victims. 

31/03/2021

Would a return to a presidential system solve Armenia's problems?

Nikol Pashinyan has floated the idea of reverting the country to a semi-presidential system, critics say the move would not address the country’s deeper problems.

Would a return to a presidential system solve Armenia's problems?

By Ani Avetisyan

Nikol Pashinyan has floated the idea of reverting the country to a semi-presidential system, critics say the move would not address the country’s deeper problems.

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