Politics
Crimea: Phony Voting in a Phony Republic

This weekend’s illegitimate elections won’t bring in new faces or change any minds.

By Halya Coynash
15 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Kyiv Says Some NATO Countries Send Arms, Report Shines Light on Plight of Russian Orphans

Plus, a Moldovan newspaper is threatened after an expose of a leading cleric, and Belarus isn’t the worst bully in the neighborhood anymore.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
15 September 2014
Around the Bloc
EU, U.S. Launch New Russia Sanctions, Anti-Graft Agency Proposed in Ukraine

Plus, Georgia’s prime minister slams an anti-Muslim ‘provocation’ and investors’ claims burden Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
12 September 2014
Education
The Kyrgyzstan Preschool Lottery

A serious shortage of kindergartens has driven the few who can afford it into private schools of debatable quality. First in an occasional series.

By Hamid Toursunov and Bakyt Ibraimov
12 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Estonia Hires Pussy Riot Lawyers for Abducted Agent; OSCE Blasts Uzbekistan Law on Bloggers

Plus, Gazprom reportedly cuts exports to Poland, and two Bosnian ministers are nabbed in a tax raid. 

By Timothy Spence
11 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Ex-Yugoslav Spymasters Face Murder Trial, Russia Hunts Lithuanian Draft Dodgers

Plus, Uzbekistan gears up for vital cotton harvest and Mongolia’s criminal defamation law comes under scrutiny.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
10 September 2014
Economy & Business
Paving Over the Silk Road

Local protests in Kazakhstan are no match for a massive highway project linking China to Western Europe. From openDemocracy. 

By Paolo Sorbello
10 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Report Confirms MH17 Shootdown, Albanian Central Bank Head Arrested

Plus, Kazakhstan unveils plans for a homegrown space industry, and Uzbekistan’s ex-glamour queen Karimova accused of mafia ties.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
9 September 2014

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Ukraine's Balkan Lesson Premium
Central European leaders should know better the perils of appeasement.By MARTIN EHL
9 September 2014
Balkan Eye
Europe’s Unhappy Family
Bulgarians have a lot to worry about. New to the list is concern about a banking crisis.By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 September 2014
Middle Europa
Playing the Big Family Card
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.By MARTIN EHL
26 August 2014
The New EU
Are Sanctions the Visegrad Four’s Last Straw?

The grouping of Central European countries has been strained before, but this time feels different.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
20 August 2014
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria, Italian Style

Emigration, corruption, ‘colorful’ politics: is Bulgaria the EU’s ‘second Italy’?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 August 2014
Middle Europa
Poles Dash to Stash Their Cash Premium

Hundreds of thousands resist the government’s efforts to force them into the public pension system.

By MARTIN EHL
5 August 2014
Russian Unorthodox
Outrage and Double Standards Premium

The flood of anti-Russian rhetoric in the West will lead us nowhere good.

By GALINA STOLYAROVA
31 July 2014

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