Is Armenia Giving up on Nagorny Karabakh?
Statements recognising Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity signal painful decisions may lie ahead.
Turkey and Central Asia’s Growing Partnership
Erdoğan’s win marks continuity in Turkish economic and political engagement with the region.
Azerbaijan’s Blockade Paralyses Nagorny Karabakh
Economy is in freefall, with inflation soaring and unemployment on the rise.
Nine Russian Soldiers to be Tried in Kharkiv for Looting
The servicemen reportedly photographed and filmed themselves with stolen property worth nearly 10,000 US dollars.
Ukrainians Forcibly Recruited to Russian Army
Kyiv is pursuing the illegal mobilisation of those living under occupation as a war crime.
Tuesday, 6 June ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Georgians Struggle with High Prices Amid War in Ukraine
The influx of Russian exiles have pushed the cost of living up, while Tbilisi’s trade ties with Moscow have expanded.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kyrgyzstan, a draft bill on “foreign agents” foresees strict control over NGOs, increasing the pressure on civic space, while in Tajikistan a survey shows that nearly half of the population suffer the consequences of social inequality.
Elsewhere, we take a look at how the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway will strengthen connectivity and economic cooperation across Eurasia.
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.