Observatorio

Tserovani: from settlement to town

Second article published at the Observatori about the Georgian IDP settlement of Tserovani. The settlement is located 22km from Didube’s bus and metro station in northwest Tbilisi. Buses leave almost every hour and prices are around 30 cents of Euro ...
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Along the barbed wire, the desire for recovery – the socio-economic challenges of Ergneti

Ergneti is one of the numerous villages located next to the administrative boundary line (ABL), the demarcation between Georgia and Tskhinvali region or South Ossetia. Following the Georgia-Russia War in August 2008, barbed wire fences wereinstalled on the ABL hindering ...
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Noncitizens of Latvia (II): deniezenship or statelessness?

The 21st of July 1940, marks the 77th anniversary of the creation of the Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic. More than fifty years of Soviet domination had severe socio-economic and cultural repercussions for Latvians but also for those ethnic Russians that ...
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Noncitizens of Latvia (I): The origins of the issue

This June 17th marked the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union occupation of the Republic of Latvia, and followed the anniversary of the creation of the Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic on the 21st of July 1940. More than fifty years ...
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ISIS attacks in Tehran could plunge the Middle East into greater turmoil

Author: Mohammadbagher Forough Iran experienced its first major ISIS attack on June 7, as armed men and suicide bombers targeted two symbols of the Islamic Republic in Tehran: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum and the Iranian parliament. At least 12 people ...
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Interview with Richard Giragosian about Nagorno Karabakh war

Last year in April the conflict of Nagorno Karabakh, which in fact is a war that started in the eighties and is still ongoing, suffered the major escalation after the ceasefire agreement in 1994. This is an interview held before ...
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