Eurasia / Opinion

COLCHIS: Running out of steam: Georgian politics after the May 2019 elections

Max Fras of the Eurasia Democratic Security Network July 4, 2019

The two big parties in Georgian politics are at each other's throats but they are losing their appeal. With a lack of alternatives or fresh political ideas most voters feel like political orphans

COLCHIS: Tbilisi’s protests and the Georgian Dream Political paradox

Lincoln Mitchell for the Eurasia Democratic Security Network June 25, 2019

A visit to Tbilisi by pro-Kremlin Russian parliamentarian Sergey Garilov brought thousands of protestors to the streets but the dramatic events are unlikely to have a big impact on Georgian politics

REPORTAGE: Kazakhstan protests lose steam as regime mounts ‘semi-curfew’ while Tokayev is sworn in

bne IntelliNews June 13, 2019

New president inaugurated despite claims his opponent won vote in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and numerous regions. Kazakhs see him as Nazarbayev “puppet”. Only real concessions for country’s people will change that.

COMMENT: Presidential elections in Kazakhstan usher in a new era in the country's development

Kazakh ambassador to UK Erlan Idrissov in London June 4, 2019

Kazakhs are about to the go to the polls to elect a new president after Nursultan Nazarbayev stepped aside earlier this year. The Kazakh ambassador to the UK, Erlan Idrissov, believes the election ushers in a new era in Kazakhstan’s development.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Georgia’s Anaklia deep-water port investment hits potentially terminal trouble as officials back rival

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest and Will Conroy in Prague May 30, 2019

‘Monster shark in the water’ takes form of permit for rival Poti project. Conspiracy theorists will have a field day when presented with the facts.