Robin Forestier-Walker

Robin has been reporting for Al Jazeera English from Europe and Central Asia since 2008. He was a Rory Peck Award News finalist for his coverage of the inter-ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan and has covered the country's political upheaval since the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April 2010. Robin worked for BBC News for six years before going freelance in late 2006. Twitter Robin


US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land

US Vice President Mike Pence has been in Georgia where he has condemned Russian occupation of one-fifth of the country and promised new sanctions against the Kremlin.


Georgians split over NATO bid amid protests of Russian occupation

Georgians have launched renewed protests against Russia's nine-year long occupation of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


Georgia citizens now can travel to EU visa-free

The UK may have begun divorce proceedings to exit the European Union, but Georgia has moved a step closer to membership. Georgians can now travel visa-free to the EU's Shengen zone for up to 90 days.


Georgia's very public sex tapes and the secret police

Georgians shocked by release of videos exposing sex lives of leading politicians, amid warnings that more are to come.


Crackdown on dissent in Kazakhstan as economy slumps

Activist jailed for inciting social hatred on Facebook, then released after apology, as dropping oil prices hit hard.

Business & Economy

Global oil glut leaves Kazakhstan reeling

Many struggling to make ends meet in main city of Central Asian nation whose economy is heavily dependent on oil.


Soviet-era cable cars keep Georgian town going

Cable-car system is Chiatura's public transport, and it has been running for free, 24 hours a day, since 1952.


Interview: Kyrgyzstan coalition nominates Sariyev as PM

Al Jazeera meets head of new government after October election and probes the leader on nation's close ties with Russia.


Kyrgyzstan's chance to stand out in Central Asia

Landmark vote in post-Soviet state sets an example in a regional sea of authoritarianism.


Angry Armenians 'electrify' Yerevan

Armenians have given birth to #ElectricYerevan, a subversive protest brand, over government plans to hike power prices.


Azerbaijan pressured over sex-selective abortions

Country has one of the world's highest selective abortion rates, with women pressured or choosing to abort girls.


Macedonia on a road to nowhere

Our correspondent describes the mood in Skopje as rival crowds face-off amid allegations of corruption against the PM.