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Ghia Nodia, a professor of political science in Georgia's Ilia State University. (Photo courtesy of G. Nodia)
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26 Jul 19
Even in developing democracies, political institutions remain vulnerable to capture by the super-rich.
Azerbaijani journalist and IWPR contributor Afgan Mukhtarli was kidnapped in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on May 29, 2017.
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5 Jun 19
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
A view of the area for the UEFA Europa League Final 2019 fan festival, Baku. (Photo: Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
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26 May 19
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
Mihail Sirkeli, editor in chief of online publication Nokta, based in Gagauzia, Moldova. (Photo courtesy of Mihail Sirkeli)
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25 Apr 19
Better representation could have far-reaching effects for the whole country.
Police clash with women marching on the International Women’s Day in Baku. (Photo: AzadliqRadiosu)
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28 Mar 19
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
It’s important for Nazarbayev to keep Tokayev committed to his political legacy. (Photo: akorda.kz)
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27 Mar 19
A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
Arzu Geybulla is an Azerbaijani journalist currently based in Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of A. Geybulla)
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13 Nov 18
It's easy to ignore human rights abuses when there are lucrative energy deals involved.
A man returns to his village of Ergneti, bordering Tskhinvali, to find his house destroyed. (Photo:Giorgi Abdaladze)
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7 Nov 18
Even a decade later, Tbilisi and its allies can strengthen their deterrence and resilience.
Ariel Ruiz Urquiola under house arrest in Havana. (Photo: Claudia Padrón)
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30 Jul 18
How dissent singles citizens out for harassment and discrimination.
Although Raul Castro is stepping down as Cuba's leader, this is no victory for democracy. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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17 Apr 18
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.

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