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Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

An activist who was targeted in Azerbaijan’s recent wave of sexual blackmail speaks out. 

Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

By Narmin Shahmarzadeh

An activist who was targeted in Azerbaijan’s recent wave of sexual blackmail speaks out. 

17/03/2021

Opinion | Armenia stands at a dangerous moral crossroads

If Armenia is to overcome the present crisis, the country’s quiet majority must spearhead a national moral conversion.

Opinion | Armenia stands at a dangerous moral crossroads

By Viktorya Muradyan

If Armenia is to overcome the present crisis, the country’s quiet majority must spearhead a national moral conversion.

Opinion | The toxic masculinity of Georgia’s gangster prince

The sexist tropes parroted by Bera Ivanishvili tell us a lot about how gender and power operate in Georgia.

Opinion | The toxic masculinity of Georgia’s gangster prince

By Maia Nukri Tabidze

The sexist tropes parroted by Bera Ivanishvili tell us a lot about how gender and power operate in Georgia.

5/03/2021

Opinion | Are Azerbaijan and Turkey moving towards ‘one nation, one state’? 

But could the commonly expressed adage of one nation two states be transforming into an even closer union?

Opinion | Are Azerbaijan and Turkey moving towards ‘one nation, one state’? 

By Rovshan Mammadli

But could the commonly expressed adage of one nation two states be transforming into an even closer union?

3/03/2021

Opinion | Who are the feminists in Azerbaijan?

We must distinguish feminists from those who say they advocate for equality but reject the ‘f-word’. 

Opinion | Who are the feminists in Azerbaijan?

By Vahid Aliyev

We must distinguish feminists from those who say they advocate for equality but reject the ‘f-word’. 

18/02/2021

Opinion | Georgian democracy on life support

A democratic deficit risks Georgia descending into autocratic rule and beginning to reproduce the worst elements of it’s northern neighbour.

Opinion | Georgian democracy on life support

By Shota Kincha

A democratic deficit risks Georgia descending into autocratic rule and beginning to reproduce the worst elements of it’s northern neighbour.

11/02/2021

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

By Ramil Zamanov

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

24/12/2020

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s new reality

After the war, Ilham Aliyev’s rule seems unassailable, but already this new order of things is showing cracks in its foundation. 

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s new reality

By Bahruz Samadov

After the war, Ilham Aliyev’s rule seems unassailable, but already this new order of things is showing cracks in its foundation. 

13/12/2020

Opinion | Now, more than ever, Armenia must secure the rights of people with disabilities

With scores left with disabilities following the war, the Armenian authorities must push forwards with plans to create an inclusive society.

Opinion | Now, more than ever, Armenia must secure the rights of people with disabilities

By Anahit Chilingaryan

With scores left with disabilities following the war, the Armenian authorities must push forwards with plans to create an inclusive society.

24/10/2020

Opinion | ‘We did not speak, we only whispered’

As peacemakers, we have remained much too quiet and so failed in our mission. This war is proof that we must raise our voices. 

Opinion | ‘We did not speak, we only whispered’

By Arpi Bekaryan

As peacemakers, we have remained much too quiet and so failed in our mission. This war is proof that we must raise our voices. 

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