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Armenian Elections and Regional Implications

Armenian Elections and Regional Implications

On April 2, Armenians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament.  Although Armenia has a very poor record of free and fair elections, this particular ballot stands as a milestone for the country; this for several reasons. First, this election marks the start of the transformation to a full parliamentary form of […]

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

On the border with Azerbaijan, the ancient monastery complex of Davit Gareja (or Gareji) is one of the most remarkable of Georgia’s historic sites. Its uniqueness is heightened by a lunar, semi-desert landscape that turns green and blooms with flowers in early summer. Davit Gareja comprises of about 15 monasteries spread over a remote area […]

Women’s political participation in Georgia

Women’s political participation in Georgia

International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations is usually a general celebration of respect and appreciation towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. This day will also be celebrated in Georgia where woman movements are becoming more visible: […]

Georgia welcomes 6 millionth tourist – Amazing Ceremony

Georgia welcomes 6 millionth tourist – Amazing Ceremony

The year of 2016 registered a record number of tourists. Inflow of international visitors reached a historical maximum and exceeded 6 million persons. A tourist from the Netherlands turned out the 6 millionth visitor in Georgia. A special reception was arranged to meet him at Tbilisi International Airport, where he suddenly learned that he was […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

The Trump era is raising many questions worldwide. It is also becoming increasingly evident that people are looking more within that without their own nation—claiming the need to return to a so-called “nationalism”. Based on this trend, a “clash of civilizations” seems imminent. Few continue to be interested in the notions of a global citizen […]

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

On 17-18 November 2016 Turkish President Recep Erdogan visited Uzbekistan. This visit took place soon after the death of the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on September 2nd, 2016. For a long time, Uzbek-Turkish relations have been a stumbling block in the advancement of Turkey’s overall policy towards a certain Central Asian region. This […]

Embracing Cultural Approaches to the Integration of Central Asia

Embracing Cultural Approaches to the Integration of Central Asia

Many things have been said by local and foreign experts about the importance or necessity of integration in Central Asia. One should underline several factors could be used in national or inter-regional politics, aimed at new rapprochement in the region. First, we would like to point out common cultural and humanitarian values, and historic heritage […]

Georgia strengthens Silk Road economic links

Georgia strengthens Silk Road economic links

On 16 January 2017 Georgian Economy Minister Giorgi Gakharia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Strengthening the New Silk Road Initiative” with Zhang Yuzhou, CEO of CEFC China Energy Company Limited. The corporation has a business interest in energy and financial services and intends to purchase 75 percent of shares in Poti Free Industrial […]

Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Chairman of CJSC Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) Javid Gurbanov has received Said Mohammadzade, Deputy Minister of Roads & Urban Development of Iran and President of Iranian Railways, abc.az reports. ADY reports that during the meeting the parties discussed progress of the construction of a railroad between Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara, the development of terminal Astara and […]

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