Armenian premiership in Parliament’s hands following mass protests leading to former PM’s resignation

Armenian premiership in Parliament’s hands following mass protests leading to former PM’s resignation

Former Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan conceded to the demands of the political opposition and civil activists amid mass protests and resigned his post on April 23, 2018. Three days later Nikol Pashinyan—an opposition member of parliament (MP)—has since...
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‘The Uzbek Spring’: Recent developments in Uzbekistan prompt cautious optimism

‘The Uzbek Spring’: Recent developments in Uzbekistan prompt cautious optimism

When the death of President-for-Life of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov was announced on Sept. 2, 2016, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev quickly took over the governance of the country. Since then, Mirziyoyev and his administration hav...
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Russia continues construction of natural gas pipeline

Russia continues construction of natural gas pipeline

The $400 billion deal between state energy giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Gazprom was apparently a boon for the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and their respective development plans in East Asia. What is less appar...
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Mission possible: how to study abroad successfully with disabilities

Mission possible: how to study abroad successfully with disabilities

Studying abroad is hard enough, requiring considerable investments of time, money and planning. It can also impose significant emotional and mental strain as a result of marked changes in daily routine and academic schedule. While every disability presents its...
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Follow the free money: finding and securing the perfect scholarships and grants

Follow the free money: finding and securing the perfect scholarships and grants

College is expensive. There are all the regular fees for tuition, room and board, books, materials, mandatory fees and daily expenses, but also additional costs like study abroad and academic research. Students generally have a few options to make ends...
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