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· December, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from December, 2010

13 December 2010

Azerbaijan: Looking in from the outside

For those living in a particular country, many things can sometimes be taken for granted. But when others from outside discover it for the first time, often experiencing new colors...

Azerbaijan: Adnan and Emin are back… and say thank you

12 December 2010

Armenia: Police target Emos

Although understood to be a fairly conservative and traditional country, reports that police in Armenia were targeting Emos, a stereotypically melancholic sub-culture associated especially with teenagers, caused alarm and outrage...

Azerbaijan: Stepanakert

10 December 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Coalition building, Machiavelli style

Niccolo Machiavelli, the Florentine renaissance era political philosopher, had an especially bleak view of human nature. Exiled in his native Italy and publically denounced by popes and politicians in the...

2 December 2010

Azerbaijan: First Lady responds to Cablegate criticism?

As Azerbaijan braces itself for yet more revelations from classified U.S. Embassy cables released this week by Wikileaks, some interesting developments are occurring on Twitter. In particular, an account presenting...

Azerbaijan: Remembering the #EminAdnan campaign

Azerbaijan: First Lady responds to mafia claims… on Twitter