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· September, 2017

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from September, 2017

Is Ex-Soviet Georgia Backsliding on Justice?

While Georgia still scores respectably in international rule of law rankings, public confidence in the justice system is dipping.

Afghanistan Mourns Honorary ‘Grandmother’ Nancy Hatch Dupree

"One of a few with unconditional love and adoration for Afghanistan."

Steven Seagal Rediscovers Celebrity in Central Asia, and the Implications Are Alarming

Is there a Genghis Khan film starring Seagal in the pipeline? Let's hope not.

Adopted Georgian Journalist Launches Bid for City Assembly in Capital Tbilisi

"The problems of Saburtalo – chaotic construction, urban transport and lack of green cover – are the problems of the city as a whole."

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan: Once Deadly Foes, Now BFF?

"The sensation is in the goodwill of the Uzbek leader. Mirziyoyev is so open, friendly, and well-wishing. It can only bring us delight."

Pioneering Theatre in Azerbaijan Offers a Stage to Actors with Disabilities

“This is not a social project, it’s not a hobby, we are working professionally.”

Azerbaijan Runs $2.9 Billion ‘Laundromat’ but Soros and the ‘Armenian Lobby’ Are to Blame

"The Azerbaijani operation...was likely designed primarily to obscure the origin and destination of dirty money."

Muslims in the Former Soviet Union Rally Behind Myanmar's Besieged Rohingya

"They are experiencing what we cannot even imagine! #Rohingyawearewithyou"

Were the Dozens of Civilians Killed in Recent Airstrikes Victims of Trump's New Afghan Strategy?

The UN has recorded a 43 percent increase in civilian casualties caused by aerial operations during the first six months of 2017.

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