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17/06/2019

Opinion | Tbilisi Pride is a test for Georgia’s democracy

Politicians need to make a choice — go in the direction of Russia where queer rights mean nothing, or whether build a true western democracy.

Opinion | Tbilisi Pride is a test for Georgia’s democracy

By Giorgi Tabagari

Politicians need to make a choice — go in the direction of Russia where queer rights mean nothing, or whether build a true western democracy.

17/05/2019

Opinion | Queer rights are being weaponised by Armenia’s counter-revolutionaries

In a last-ditch attempt to regain support, Armenia’s corrupt former ruling class have joined with an odious crew of far-right and homophobic forces.

Opinion | Queer rights are being weaponised by Armenia’s counter-revolutionaries

By Anna Zhamakochyan

In a last-ditch attempt to regain support, Armenia’s corrupt former ruling class have joined with an odious crew of far-right and homophobic forces.

2/05/2019

Opinion | A suicide that shook Azerbaijan

Despite outrage at the handling of a teen’s suicide, it is yet to be seen if real changes will be made to tackle the roots of the problem.

Opinion | A suicide that shook Azerbaijan

By Arzu Geybulla

Despite outrage at the handling of a teen’s suicide, it is yet to be seen if real changes will be made to tackle the roots of the problem.

18/04/2019

Opinion | In Russia, calling yourself a Circassian is always a political stance

As Russia’s 2020 census approaches, a campaign for Circassians to label themselves as Circassians has breathed new life into the nationalist movement.

Opinion | In Russia, calling yourself a Circassian is always a political stance

By Andzor Kabard

As Russia’s 2020 census approaches, a campaign for Circassians to label themselves as Circassians has breathed new life into the nationalist movement.

Opinion | Ivanishvili clings to a frayed political brand while facing a new kind of opposition

The ruling party is still strong but it is also close to losing the basis of its political identity — ‘restoring justice’ in Georgia

Opinion | Ivanishvili clings to a frayed political brand while facing a new kind of opposition

By Shota Kincha

The ruling party is still strong but it is also close to losing the basis of its political identity — ‘restoring justice’ in Georgia

14/03/2019

Opinion | Everything that makes Tbilisi ‘exciting’ is just a façade  

The social injustice and poverty generated by Georgia’s capitalist transformation is disguised in the capital by a façade of development.

Opinion | Everything that makes Tbilisi ‘exciting’ is just a façade  

By Bakar Berekashvili

The social injustice and poverty generated by Georgia’s capitalist transformation is disguised in the capital by a façade of development.

8/03/2019

Opinion | It’s time for North Caucasian men to stop trying to put women ‘in their place’

Tradition and religion need not preclude an active role for women in society.

Opinion | It’s time for North Caucasian men to stop trying to put women ‘in their place’

By Lidiya Mikhalchenko

Tradition and religion need not preclude an active role for women in society.

5/03/2019

Opinion | Pashinyan’s neoliberal reforms risk undermining the values of the revolution

Armenia’s economic reforms should address the needs and expectations of the people who made the Velvet Revolution possible.

Opinion | Pashinyan’s neoliberal reforms risk undermining the values of the revolution

By Samson Martirosyan

Armenia’s economic reforms should address the needs and expectations of the people who made the Velvet Revolution possible.

22/02/2019

Opinion | A narrow definition of safety harms workers in Georgia

Georgia’s newly adopted law on labour safety is lacking statutes on workers’ rights due a narrow definition of safety.

Opinion | A narrow definition of safety harms workers in Georgia

By Human Rights Watch

Georgia’s newly adopted law on labour safety is lacking statutes on workers’ rights due a narrow definition of safety.

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