Thomas Rowley is Eurasia editor at, based in London, United Kingdom.

Under Thomas' leadership, oDR has developed new Eurasia-wide focus, bringing in authors from South Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine to write about gender, labour rights, environmental activism and a whole range of civil society activity.

Thomas has also shifted the platform’s focus to more investigative work, helping to expose conflicts of interest, abuse of the UK’s lax corporate transparency regime, and connections between the British state and a controversial mining company in Armenia.

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Thomas Rowley
United Kingdom

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No risk for the wicked

  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Politics

In 2018, Armenian citizens kicked out an authoritarian regime via a mass movement. Now they’re taking on an international mining company. Over the past years, activists and locals have blockaded Lydian International’s flagship $400m Amulsar gold mining project over environmental impacts.