Eurasia / Opinion

COLCHIS: Georgia is in crisis, but it’s far from the end of democracy

Alexander Scrivener of the Eurasia Democratic Security Network February 25, 2021

The news from Georgia over the past few days has been depressing. Headlines like, “Georgian opposition leader arrested” and, “opposition HQ stormed” evoke the sort of post-Soviet authoritarianism Georgia wants to put behind itself

COMMENT: Why critics are asking if Inner Mongolia is the next Tibet or Xinjiang

Antonio Graceffo February 25, 2021

Beijing is forcing China’s Mongolians to become Han Chinese. The Chinese Communist Party is suppressing their language, religion and culture.

OPINION: PM's resignation is a make-or-break moment for Georgia

Ghia Nodia in Tbilisi February 23, 2021

What next in Georgia following the turmoil in recent days that has seen the PM quit, the leader of the opposition grabbed by security forces and Irakli Garibashvili, who is refusing to hold a snap election, made the new head of government?

ING: Oil prices at $60, now what?

Warren Patterson head of commodities strategy at ING in Singapore February 19, 2021

There seems to be no stopping oil prices, with ICE Brent now trading well above $60/bbl. Clearly OPEC+ cuts are doing their job, while global recovery hopes are playing a big part. Will the oil price keep rising?

Tajikistan: Would-be future president’s interview underwhelms

Eurasianet February 12, 2021

Mayor Emomali says city hall spent $1.14mn on bus stops.

Perspectives: Uzbekistan rising as Central Asian integration catalyst

Eurasianet February 8, 2021

China will play a decisive role in anointing Central Asia’s leader.

ING: IMF World Economic Outlook shows diverging growth path for emerging markets

Trieu Pham of ING January 28, 2021

Update marks a shallower contraction and an upward revision for 2021 growth thanks to vaccines and stimulus support.

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