Source description last updated: 2 December 2021

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 is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia.” (Eurasianet website: About, undated)

Eurasianet is based in New York, “[…] at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, one of the leading centers in North America of scholarship on Eurasia” (Eurasianet website: About, undated).

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)


Eurasianet is funded by Google, the Open Society Foundations, the United Kingdom‘s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and other grant-making institutions. (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, environmental, arts and culture and security issues


Correspondents based in the West and in focus regions

Languages of publications:

English and Russian

Further reading / links:

“ at Harriman” in: The Harriman News, February 2017, p. 2 (available in the Internet Archive)


All links accessed 2 December 2021

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