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Azerbaijani court acquits NIDA activists

The four were arrested in the spring of 2013 after organising protests against non-combat deaths in the military.

Azerbaijani court acquits NIDA activists

The four were arrested in the spring of 2013 after organising protests against non-combat deaths in the military.

Datablog | Party activists near polling stations not acceptable for the majority in Georgia

Party activists and coordinators outside polling stations collecting information on voters has become a point of contention in recent years.

Datablog | Party activists near polling stations not acceptable for the majority in Georgia

By Elene Ergeshidze

Party activists and coordinators outside polling stations collecting information on voters has become a point of contention in recent years.

Datablog | How widespread is vote-buying perceived to be in Georgia?

Survey data from earlier in the summer suggests that 16% of people know someone who has been offered a bribe for their vote.

Datablog | How widespread is vote-buying perceived to be in Georgia?

By Givi Silagadze

Survey data from earlier in the summer suggests that 16% of people know someone who has been offered a bribe for their vote.

UK Embassy cancels queer event after moderator calls Azerbaijan a dictatorship

Maksym Eristavi had argued that the Azerbaijani Government’s actions had worsened queer rights in the country.

UK Embassy cancels queer event after moderator calls Azerbaijan a dictatorship

Maksym Eristavi had argued that the Azerbaijani Government’s actions had worsened queer rights in the country.

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.

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.

America is Azerbaijan! — the Caucasus reacts to electoral violence in Washington

The Caucasus is no stranger to the storming of government buildings.

America is Azerbaijan! — the Caucasus reacts to electoral violence in Washington

The Caucasus is no stranger to the storming of government buildings.

Datablog | Political campaigning in Georgia: informing or mobilising?

Campaigning is believed to both mobilise voters to actually go out to vote as well as win over voters, but which is most relevant in Georgia. 

Datablog | Political campaigning in Georgia: informing or mobilising?

By Dustin Gilbreath

Campaigning is believed to both mobilise voters to actually go out to vote as well as win over voters, but which is most relevant in Georgia. 

Georgian opposition pledges unity in boycotting new parliament

All eight opposition parties that gained seats in Saturday’s parliamentary elections have vowed to join the boycott.

Georgian opposition pledges unity in boycotting new parliament

All eight opposition parties that gained seats in Saturday’s parliamentary elections have vowed to join the boycott.

Georgian opposition refuse to recognise election 

Preliminary results from the election gave Georgian Dream a strong lead.

Georgian opposition refuse to recognise election 

Preliminary results from the election gave Georgian Dream a strong lead.