Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
15-21 November 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Afghan forces targeted the Taliban with airstrikes as the militants carried out deadly attacks on security forces around the country. The Islamic State (IS) attacked Kabul city, killing several civilians. Furthermore, rare protests took place during the visit of Pakistan’s prime minister to Afghanistan. Armenia’s opposition parties…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes between the military forces of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and de facto Artsakh Republic continued despite a humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Russia. In Afghanistan, violence continued between the Taliban and Afghan forces. The Taliban continued to target civilians working for the Afghan government. Additionally, the surprise announcement by…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
13-19 September 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, key developments included ongoing violence in Afghanistan affecting civilians as peace talks continue in Qatar. In Kazakhstan, protests took place in different cities, against political repression and increasing Chinese investments in the country. In Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, approaching parliamentary elections resulted in violence involving political parties and…