Tajikistan: Has the president’s son already taken over?

Eurasianet May 6, 2020

President Rahmon has kept a low profile, leaving his son to take the lead.

Several local officials arrested in Azerbaijan for COVID corruption

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet May 6, 2020

Sceptics say the roundup is a show meant to create the illusion of fighting corruption even as higher-level officials remain untouched.

Rencap marks Russia up to Buy

Ben Aris in Berlin May 5, 2020

Russia's equity markets have crashed after oil prices fell by more than 50%. This is the fifth time that has happened and in every previous case the equity market has rallied strongly over the next six months.

TELEBRIEF: Russian retail in the time of corona

Ben Aris in Berlin May 5, 2020

The coronavirus is going to do serious economic damage to Russia’s economy and with most of the population locked down for at least a month, and maybe more, the retail sector is in the front line.