COMMENT: The art of the dodgy deal — freeports, fine art and the Azerbaijani Laundromat

Nicholas Kaufmann in Brussels April 26, 2019

Revelations keep trickling in about the extent of the Azerbaijani Laundromat, with the latest tying together controversial Azeri figures, Swiss art dealers and Luxembourg officials close to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.

Central and Eastern European countries' high-tech exports boom

Vladimir Kozlov in Moscow April 17, 2019

Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries high-tech exports are booming, according to a study recently conducted by RS Components, based on an analysis of 10 years of high-tech export data from The World Bank.

COMMENT: Imitation Game - the theatre and risks of the Karabakh peace process

Tigran Grigoryan of the Eurasia Democratic Security Network. March 18, 2019

After the democratic revolution in Armenia, regional experts and international observers have expressed cautious optimism about the prospects for progress in Karabakh peace progress, but both sides are playing for time

Azerbaijan’s retail trade turnover up 2.6% in 2M19

bne IntelliNews March 18, 2019

Azerbaijan’s retail trade turnover grew by 2.6% y/y in comparable prices in the first two months of 2019, reaching AZN5.5bn (€2.9bn), the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported.