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The scale of the country's methane emissions is becoming a major embarrassment, but the government seems unwilling to do anything about it. This and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke bulletin.
A post-Putin Russia will be a land of blood, toil, tears and sweat, but not of victory or a future. “Après nous, le déluge!” said Madame Pompadour, commenting on problems inherited from Louis XIV that led to the French Revolution.
Orban's hosting of the Conservative Political Action Conference for the second time in two years demonstrates how his electoral successes have made him a role model among right-wing populists in Europe and the United States.
Ruling Fidesz party accused of helping favoured companies squeeze out foreign and domestic competition in most corrupt state in the EU.
The behind-closed-doors trial has revealed nothing about the specific actions the former security services chief is said to have undertaken.
There seem to be two kinds of Russian political figure: the quiet and the noisy. We tend to focus on the noisy ones for obvious reasons, but it is the quiet ones who tend to matter, and the case of Evgeny Prigozhin illustrates this perfectly.
Turks remain angry at how quakes “pancaked” poor-quality high-rise housing permitted by officials.
The documents and wiretapped conversations in the Volner case unveil a country run in a mafia-style way, where state bodies collaborate with criminals and the justice system covers up any involvement of high-ranking officials.
Lawsuits focus on First Heartland Jusan Bank, the sixth-largest bank in Central Asia’s largest economy.
Orban also told foreign journalists that he did "definitely not" want to stay in the EU, but was forced to do so because of Hungary’s trade links with the bloc.
Kazakhstan’s re-elected president has seven years to show he really does understand the meaning of the word he mouths so often, “reform”.
Incumbent does not aspire to become a political reformer, but an economic one with a Singapore-style focus on economic modernisation under authoritarian rule.
The president promises reform, but don't expect political pluralism.
The latest Hungarian move will be a test of whether the European Commission is really committed to curbing corruption in Hungary.
Hours after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, an unexpected announcement was released online: A special hacker unit called "Tactical group of Belarus" had formed and were joining the fight against Russia.
The EU's sanctions against Yandex co-founder Arkady Volozh have ruffled some feathers in Russia's business community and abroad. Yandex's international reach and shareholder base and Volozh's distance from the Kremlin make him an unlikely target.
Is Putin ill? Is Putin mad? Is Putin about to be toppled by a coup? The rumour mill is grinding on overtime, and although most of the lurid claims are implausible to say the least, they do remind us of Putin's absolute control over the system.
Having no ‘Defeat Day’ in its calendar – an oversight the Kremlin would do well to rectify – the Kremlin is already rehearsing for its annual Victory Day parade on May 9.
The victorious authoritarian leader now faces a slowdown in economic growth, an unfolding energy crisis, rising inflation, and bulging budget and current account deficits.
American efforts to get Russia removed from the Security Council are more symbolic than practical, given that Russia would have a veto on its own membership. But Russia's position on the Human Rights Council and General Assembly could be in danger.