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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.

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. 

12/10/2020

Opinion | On the importance of losing

The only way forward between Armenia and Azerbaijan is to reflect on what has been lost and what is left to lose.

Opinion | On the importance of losing

By Leyla Sayfutdinova

The only way forward between Armenia and Azerbaijan is to reflect on what has been lost and what is left to lose.

9/10/2020

Opinion | How I learned not to hate

We must confront our anger and our trauma without resorting to hate.

Opinion | How I learned not to hate

By Arpi Bekaryan

We must confront our anger and our trauma without resorting to hate.