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Georgia: Street Protests or One-Party Parliament?

11/2020

The parliamentary elections took place on October 31 with 9 parties surpassing the threshold of 1%. However, 8 of these 9 parties are boycotting the work of the parliament. With the second round of the elections ahead, a series of protests took place in several cities of the country.

Belarus: Violence against Protesters and Diplomatic Scandals

11/2020

Lukashenko seeks to replace the protest agenda by discussing amendments to the Constitution, Tikhanovskaya presents her ultimatum, European ambassadors leave Minsk.

Armenia Struggles with War over Nagorno-Karabakh

11/2020

The war for Nagorno-Karabakh continued unimpeded throughout the month. Since the launch of a massive military offensive by Azerbaijan in late September, Armenia struggled to support the defense of Karabakh with a series of diplomatic initiatives aimed at securing a ceasefire agreement.

Azerbaijan: Internal Problems Postponed for the War

11/2020

In October, all domestic and foreign policy in Azerbaijan was associated with military operations to vacate the occupied territories in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Moldova: on the Finishing Straight

11/2020

In the Republic of Moldova, October was marked, first of all, by the expectation of the presidential elections scheduled for November 1, as well as by the official start of the pre-election race, while the rest of the news feeds faded into the background or were used for the candidates’  PR activities.

Ukraine: New Trend of “Economisation” for Domestic and Foreign Policies

10/2020

Money, budget and economic cooperation are the main focus points of September. It would seem that the budgeting process is neglected, while EBRD forecasts regarding Ukraine are not hopeless. However, there is a risk of reforms rolling back, and a risk of disrupting programs of Ukraine’s international financial partners.

Turmoil in Moldova amid the electoral period, the pandemic and a contested governance process

10/2020

While Moldovan authorities seem to convey an ‘all is going well, despite the hard times’ message across policies, public statements and official activity, the country is not particularly stable or successful when it comes to the pandemic, political and governance processes.

Georgia under Risk to be Involved in South Caucasus Conflict

10/2020

Georgia’s political “debates” prior to the country’s parliamentary elections heated up to the extent that some opponents attacked each other physically. However, the main threat comes from the country’s neighbors: Armenia and Azerbaijan, as two states started large-scale military operations.

Belarus: 50 Days of Protests, West Doesn’t Recognize Lukashenko as Legitimate

10/2020

The protests have been going on for 7 weeks, IT-business is losing $100 thousand daily, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is reinstating her foreign policy legitimacy. 

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