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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raúl Castro shake hands at the United Nations in New York. September 29, 2015. (Photo Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
15 Nov 15
After reforms at home and a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington, many are unhappy that so little has changed for them.
Republican Party members after winning a vote to put constitutional reforms to a referendum. (Photo: Photolure agency)
29 Oct 15
Opponents of proposed reforms say they will make Armenia less, not more democratic.
A rally in Tbilisi in support of greater female participation in politics, spring 2015. (Photo: Regina Jegorova-Askerova)
27 Oct 15
Politicians seem prepared to consider a measure that would guarantee women a quarter of seats in the legislature.
Members of Armenia's parliament discuss political reforms. (Photo: National Assembly of Armenia)
7 Aug 15
Critics say proposed changes could entrench the powers of Armenia’s current rulers rather than opening up the political system.
21 Apr 15
Complaints that political parties are vehicles for personal advancement rather than public good.
A rally in Tbilisi in support of greater female participation in politics. (Photo: Regina Jegorova-Askerova)
21 Mar 15
Despite legislative reform, women are still underrepresented in a “macho” world.
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, pictured in 2009. (Photo: José Cruz/Agência Brasil)
13 Mar 15
With questions over the long-term leader’s health, the Central Asian state could see a turbulent succession process, expert says.
Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Photo: Georgian president’s press office)
25 Sep 14
President and prime minister in public row over who should attend United Nations meeting.
Outgoing prime minister Tigran Sargsyan. (Photo: Photolure agency)
11 Apr 14
Tigran Sargsyan presided over unpopular reforms, and also worked on failed efforts to move closer to Europe.
28 Mar 14
Leaked emails used to claim that some senior figures in Baku are linked to influential Turkish cleric.