Source description last updated: 29 August 2019

In brief: EurasiaNet is an independent news website hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University that provides information and analysis on political, human rights, socio-economic and environmental issues in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Eurasian Fringe.

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EurasiaNet “produces features and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in Eurasia […] Based in New York, is hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, one of the leading centers in North America of scholarship concerning Eurasia.”

EurasiaNet. “presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. It strives to fulfill a traditional watchdog function, posting stories that provide useful context for ongoing policy debates, while seeking to hold authorities accountable for their actions.” (EurasiaNet website: About, 27 August 2009)

It operates under the aegis of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. “The stringers for EurasiaNet are […] Americans (native English writers) and people who live there.” (Crumlish, Christian: The Power of Many: How the Living Web Is Transforming Politics, Business, and Everyday Life, 20 February 2006, p. 52)


Funded by Open Society Foundations, the National Endowment for Democracy, Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and other donors. (Eurasianet website: About, undated)

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, in Central Asia, and the Eurasian Fringe.

Thematic focus: political, human rights, socio-economic and environmental issues


Correspondents based in the West and in focus regions

Languages of publications:

English and Russian

Further reading / links:

Harriman Institute (Columbia University): Homepage, undated

Open Society Foundations: Eurasia Program, undated

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