illiberalism

There is a Specter Haunting Azerbaijan, the Specter of George Soros

In response to a recent string of corruption allegations and international criticism,...

With New Constitution, Is Karabakh Following in Azerbaijan's Footsteps?

On February 20, the de facto republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold...

Brexit & Trump Equals Bad News for Balkans

Donald Trump’s rise to power, combined with the UK’s decision to leave...

Georgia Celebrates as EU Opens Its Doors

Georgia erupted in jubilation February 2 as EU lawmakers approved visa-free access for Georgian citizens,...

Trump’s Ukrainian Blunder: Geopolitical Deja Vu

US President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the gravest...

Russia: Geopolitical Gifts Mask an Economic Dilemma for Putin

As Russia prepares to celebrate Orthodox Christmas, Russian leader Vladimir Putin has...

Eurasia and the Appeal of Illiberalism

Brexit, a Trump presidency and populist and pro-Russian leaders coming to power...

The Armenian Diaspora and Armenia: A New Relationship?

Leading members of the Armenian Diaspora are looking to take on a...

Is Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament Stalling on ‘Foreign Agents,’ ‘Gay Propaganda’ Bills?

Two illiberal, Russian-style bills passing through Kyrgyzstan’s legislature are moving at such...

Kyrgyzstan: Russian ’Information Wars’ Heating Up

Relative to other Central Asian states, Kyrgyzstan has a fairly free and...

Azerbaijan´s Illiberal Opposition

A common assumption among Western observers is that political opponents of authoritarian...

Azerbaijan: When It Comes to Dissent, the US and EU Shouldn’t Play Favorites

In mid-November, an Azerbaijani court sentenced Rashad Ramazanov, an Islamist blogger, to...

Azerbaijan: Sounding the Alarm on Religious Intolerance

President Ilham Aliyev’s administration likes to cast Azerbaijan as a bastion of...

East: The 'Leader for Life' Governance Model

With Russia's presidential election on March 2, "Operation Successor," the Kremlin's finely...

Nobel Prize for Turkish Writer Focuses Attention on Civil Society Issues

In awarding the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature to Orhan Pamuk, the...