research product . Other ORP type . 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic in the South Caucasus

Meister, Stefan; Eradze, Ia; Grigoryan, Armen; Samadov, Bahruz;
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  • Published: 01 May 2020
  • Publisher: Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich; Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO), University of Bremen; Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Georgia); Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Zurich; German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
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 the sober reaction to the pandemic by Prime Minister Gakharia and the handing over of key decisions to epidemiologists was viewed positively by the country’s population. Secondly, Armen Grigoryan shows that the post-revolutionary government in Armenia was hit by the pandemic in a difficult phase of its reform policy. 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...
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