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· May, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2012

31 May 2012

Kazakhstan: 12 Border Guards Found Dead After a Blaze

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Propaganda Fail

Afghanistan: Will Kabul Follow in Washington's Federal Footsteps?

At a meeting earlier this year, prominent Afghan opposition leaders called for restructuring the country's political system along federal lines. Now Facebook users in the country discuss the pros and...

Uzbekistan: Facebook Clone is Launched

25 May 2012

Azerbaijan: More Arrests Despite ‘Eurovision Effect’

On the eve of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Azerbaijan, police in Baku, the capital, have arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists protesting against human...

Armenia: US Embassy Condemns Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

23 May 2012

Tajikistan: Did Drug Money Finance Cell Phone Company?

Tajikistan: The Economics of the Drug Trade in a Poor Country

In Tajikistan, an article run by the The Economist triggered a conversation on news websites about corruption among the country’s officials and their involvement in the drug trade.

22 May 2012

Azerbaijan: Is Eurovision A Rare Opportunity For Change?

Armenia: Nationalists Disrupt Cultural Diversity March

As was the case in 2009 during a rally to mark International Women's Day, nationalists in Armenia infiltrated and disrupted a march in Yerevan on 21 May to commemorate World...

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