Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:25
Counter to civil-rights activists’ hopes, it was petroleum rather than press freedom that took the top billing during European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s visit to Azerbaijan.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:17
Falling oil prices and a recent currency devaluation are spurring businesses to lay off workers in Azerbaijan. But, in a sign of the political sensitivity of the country’s economic downtown, some companies are keeping unemployment numbers under wraps.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:13
Speculation is mounting that Kyrgyzstan wants to repair relations with the United States after a dispute over human rights torpedoed ties last summer.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:02
Kazakhstan has slashed its growth forecast for this year, finally acknowledging the scale of damage wrought to its economy by the slump in the price for its main export commodity.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:44
The United States would give Georgia a big boost in aid to help it "resist Russian aggression" under a budget proposal announced this week by the White House. But Washington is deemphasizing military aid to Georgia, and a huge increase in Pentagon funding for a greater U.S. military presence around Russia's borders dedicates relatively little to Tbilisi.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:57
Economic hopes are rising in Armenia that the country can serve as a trade conduit for Iran now that international sanctions against Tehran are being lifted.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:44
United States intelligence believes that Georgia could reverse its strategic orientation toward the West under Russian pressure, the country's top intelligence official has said.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:46
Developments put into motion this week are setting the stage for Tajikistan’s irreversible transformation into an autocracy where all power is concentrated in the hands of the president.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:53
Russian officials have attacked the International Criminal Court for an anti-Russian bias in its prosecution of alleged war crimes in the 2008 war with Georgia over South Ossetia.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:31
Azerbaijan is being forced to cut its defense budget, once the pride of the nation, as a result of the collapse in oil prices.