Tamara Grigoryeva is a human rights defender and journalist in Washington, DC with a focus on Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Chechnya LGBT crisis 2.0: what questions we need to be asking
New reports of mass arrests, torture and murder of LGBT people in Chechnya remind us that accountability is...
Injustice for all: how Azerbaijan’s bar association was reduced to tatters
A strong and independent legal community is the most significant obstacle to the arbitrariness of authoritarian rule.
The media who cried wolf: how Eurasia’s autocracies use media for crisis management
Eurasian governments’ use of journalism for crisis agenda management erodes trust in media.
Impatient dictators: how snap elections shore up authoritarianism in Eurasia
Authoritarian states are using all-too familiar constitutional mechanisms to consolidate power.
Compassion fatigue: what happens in Eurasia when the world looks away
In Eurasia’s less geopolitically significant countries, democracy advocates are struggling to keep their priorities...
Azerbaijani mafia in the heart of Europe?
An apparent clash between Azerbaijani organised crime groups in southern France raises questions around EU...