This issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest focuses on the structural challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has made visible in all three South Caucasus states.
Firstly, Ia Eradze states that despite the successful management of the pandemic and the adoption of an economic package by the government, the deficits of Georgia’s socio-economic policy of the last 12 years have become visible.
Secondly, Armen Grigoryan shows that the post-revolutionary government in Armenia was hit by the pandemic in a difficult phase of its reform policy.
This issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest focuses on the structural challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has made visible in all three South Caucasus states. Thirdly, Bahruz Samadov posits that, while Azerbaijan was hit not only by the pandemic but also by the temporary collapse of oil prices under 20 US-Dollars per Barrel, its leadership decided to use this crisis as an opportunity to silence independent voices from opposition parties, journalists and bloggers.
The Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD) is a bimonthly internet publication jointly produced by the CRRC-Georgia, the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen , the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich , the Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES) at the University of Zurich and the German Association for East European Studies (DGO).
The Caucasus Analytical Digest analyzes the political, economic, and social situation in the three South Caucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia within the context of international and
security dimensions of this region’s development.