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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.

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

By Bahruz Samadov

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.

24/11/2023

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.

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

By OC Media

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

1/11/2023

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.

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

By Mariam Nikuradze

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

30/09/2023

Opinion | The EU should step up its support for Armenia

As Moscow turns on Pashinyan, the EU should step up its support for Armenia’s fledgling democracy.

Opinion | The EU should step up its support for Armenia

By Denis Cenusa

As Moscow turns on Pashinyan, the EU should step up its support for Armenia’s fledgling democracy.

14/07/2023

Opinion | Georgia’s labour oversight body has backtracked on transparency

A move to hide employers’ names from public access threatens the much-needed protection of labour rights in Georgia. 

Opinion | Georgia’s labour oversight body has backtracked on transparency

By Giorgi Gogia

A move to hide employers’ names from public access threatens the much-needed protection of labour rights in Georgia. 

26/06/2023

Opinion | The Ingush are leaving Russia

A Russian collapse following their defeat in Ukraine is inevitable, and when it comes, the Ingush are ready to forge their own future.

Opinion | The Ingush are leaving Russia

By Magomed Torijev

A Russian collapse following their defeat in Ukraine is inevitable, and when it comes, the Ingush are ready to forge their own future.

16/05/2023

Opinion | First they came for the Muslims, and we did not speak out…

The silence among Azerbaijani activists and the international community over the mass arrest of religious Muslims in Azerbaijan is a disgrace.

Opinion | First they came for the Muslims, and we did not speak out…

By Samad Shikhi

The silence among Azerbaijani activists and the international community over the mass arrest of religious Muslims in Azerbaijan is a disgrace.

9/05/2023

Opinion | Azerbaijan cannot be allowed to normalise its Lachin checkpoint

As long as a checkpoint remains on the Lachin Corridor, the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh can not safely travel in and out of the region.

Opinion | Azerbaijan cannot be allowed to normalise its Lachin checkpoint

By Tigran Grigoryan

As long as a checkpoint remains on the Lachin Corridor, the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh can not safely travel in and out of the region.

24/03/2023

Opinion | Azerbaijan needs an alternative to nationalist militarism

Civil society must step up and propose a progressive alternative to Baku’s rule — one that challenges the nationalist militarism at its core.

Opinion | Azerbaijan needs an alternative to nationalist militarism

By Bahruz Samadov

Civil society must step up and propose a progressive alternative to Baku’s rule — one that challenges the nationalist militarism at its core.

1/03/2023

Opinion | Greenwashing a blockade

It is clear that the ‘eco-protesters’ blocking the Lachin Corridor were put there by Baku.

Opinion | Greenwashing a blockade

By Bashir Kitachayev

It is clear that the ‘eco-protesters’ blocking the Lachin Corridor were put there by Baku.