Around the Bloc
Moscow Classifies Info on Troop Deaths, Prague and Budapest Blast EU Migrant Plan

Plus, a whistleblower on pro-Kremlin trolling files suit, and Kyrgyzstan targets maternal mortality.

By Barbara Frye and Evgeny Deulin
29 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Russia Sends Troops, Equipment to Ukraine Border; Probe Questions Azerbaijan Privatization

Plus, Putin says the FIFA arrests are U.S. overreach and another Kremlin critic falls gravely ill.

By Brian Kenety, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin
28 May 2015
Education
Macedonia Tries to Teach Old Dogs Some New Tricks

Older workers make up a growing share of the unemployed, but a steady stream of training programs goes begging. 

By Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova
28 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Serbia’s Vucic in Historic Visit to Tirana, Kazakhstan’s Gay Propaganda Law Ditched for Olympic Bid

Plus, Russian scientists are outraged over a grant-making foundation’s inclusion on the ‘foreign agent’ list, and Putin’s New Russia dream founders on the rocks of reality.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin
27 May 2015
Media
What It’s Like to Be Hated Online in Russia

Four targets of abuse share their stories. From Afisha/the New East Network.

By Nina Nazarova
27 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Russian Chief Mufti Backs Polygamy, Balkan Neighbors Boost Border Security

Plus, Albania’s premier threatens to veto Macedonia’s NATO hopes, and Russia loses its land line to its Moldovan client statelet.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin
26 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Upset in Polish Presidency Vote, Police Seek Chechen in Nemtsov Probe

Plus, report finds evidence of ‘ongoing war crimes’ in eastern Ukraine, and UN rights officials raise red flags in Macedonia and Hungary.

By Timothy Spence
25 May 2015
Conflict & Diplomacy
Russia’s Expansionist Disease

How the ‘Crimea virus’ is eating away at the country’s foreign and domestic ambitions.

By Andreas Umland
25 May 2015

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Out of Nowhere

Does the shocking election victory of Poland’s new president represent a sea change on the political scene?

By MARTIN EHL
26 May 2015
Middle Europa
A Wake-up Call in Poland

The incumbent president’s second-place finish in the first round of elections throws Polish politics into disarray.

By MARTIN EHL
12 May 2015
Balkan Eye
Sorosoids Versus Rubladjiis

As the anniversary of a bloody year unfolds, cue the pseudo-intellectual historical parallels.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 May 2015
Middle Europa
Yellow Cards in Slovakia

The country’s star political playmaker could be losing his touch.

By MARTIN EHL
28 April 2015
The New EU
LOL in the CR

The Czech president’s ham-handed approach to his Victory Day trip to Moscow causes mirth in the cyber sphere and unease for his Slovak ally.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
15 April 2015
Middle Europa
In Poland, a Tragedy of Negligence, a Legacy of Blame

Five years after the Smolensk crash, the most pressing lessons seem not to have been learned.

By MARTIN EHL
14 April 2015
Balkan Eye
Mysterious Ways

An odd Bulgarian debate raises the question of how agenda-setting works.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 April 2015

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