Serbian scholar Ivan Colovic’s new book is a powerful study of the struggle for mythmaking rights to a signal event in Balkan history.By Uffe Andersen
Milorad Dodik’s defiance of ban on ‘Statehood Day’ plebiscite seen as bid to highlight weakness of Bosnia’s central authorities, pave way for secession vote.
Report by UN special rapporteur comes ahead of 26 September referendum on constitutional changes enhancing President Ilham Aliyev’s powers.
Hungarians are expected to reject a EU plan for quotas to settle asylum seekers in an upcoming referendum.
Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times.
Ten ex-cons are among the candidates running in the 2 October local elections.
Spanking new towns and ports are popping up along the route of China’s New Silk Road from Asia to the Caucasus and Europe.
Moscow is awaiting official notice from Prague about the possible repatriation of Oleg Vorotnikov, a founding member of Russian public-art collective Voina.
After barely making it through the ’90s and limping through the 2008 crash, Bohemia’s fabled decorative glass industry is on the rise again.By Sandra Dondenne
After years of praise for its editorial coverage, political interference jeopardizes the future of Kosovo's public broadcaster.By Naser Miftari
In post-Soviet Russia, many a future tycoon learned the merits of teamwork, discipline, and respect for authority on the mean streets.By Maxim Edwards
A former refugee from Iraq, now running refugee services in the U.S., offers his recommendations for improving the anti-migrant climate in the Czech Republic.By Jeremy Druker
Women struggle to make inroads in Czech politics, as some pin their hopes on quotas.By Elizabeth Potter
Due to an increasingly restrictive border regime along the ‘Balkan route,’ the business of people smuggling is on the rise.By Sebastian Zimmermann
More than 20 years after it ended, Armenia is still experiencing the burden of victory in the war over Nagorno Karabakh. From openDemocracy.By Tom de Waal
Though Romania rarely makes its way into the international press, the country should be lauded for its recent progress.By MARTIN EHL
Recent “news” about a transfer of U.S. nuclear weapons to Romania showcased how disinformation, whether Russian-initiated or not, can benefit Moscow.By PETER GROSS
Central Europeans are often spending their holidays at home these days – good for the local economy, but not for the local mentality.By MARTIN EHL
Western envoys have often played the role of gadfly in Bulgarian affairs, to good effect.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Czech President Milos Zeman is stepping up the political ante by mentioning a Brexit-like referendum.By MARTIN EHL
“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.By MARTIN EHL
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.
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