Books
Kosovo’s Booby-Trapped Field of Dreams

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
23 September 2016
Around the Bloc
Putin, Dodik Meet Ahead of Illegal Republika Srpska Referendum

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.

23 September 2016
Around the Bloc
UN Expert: Azerbaijan’s Civil Society ‘Paralyzed’

Report by UN special rapporteur comes ahead of 26 September referendum on constitutional changes enhancing President Ilham Aliyev’s powers.

23 September 2016
Around the Bloc
Nordic Nations: EU Must Punish Hungary Over Stance on Refugees

Hungarians are expected to reject a EU plan for quotas to settle asylum seekers in an upcoming referendum.

23 September 2016
Around the Bloc
Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting

Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times.

22 September 2016
Around the Bloc
Old Faces with Shady Pasts Adorn Bosnian Local Elections

Ten ex-cons are among the candidates running in the 2 October local elections.

22 September 2016
Around the Bloc
New Cities for a New Road

Spanking new towns and ports are popping up along the route of China’s New Silk Road from Asia to the Caucasus and Europe.

22 September 2016
Around the Bloc
Czechs Hold Russian Dissident Artist on Interpol List, Extradition Unsure

Moscow is awaiting official notice from Prague about the possible repatriation of Oleg Vorotnikov, a founding member of Russian public-art collective Voina.

21 September 2016
Economy & Business
Czech Ingenuity Puts New Shine on Endangered Craft



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
20 September 2016
Books
Proxy War for the Soul of Kazakhstan
Once a high roller on the political scene, now a wanted man, a former Almaty mayor makes his case for heroic status alongside the country’s founding father. By Robert A. Saunders
19 September 2016
Media
How Kosovo’s Public Television Lost Its Luster

After years of praise for its editorial coverage, political interference jeopardizes the future of Kosovo's public broadcaster.

By Naser Miftari
14 September 2016
Books
PremiumFrom Lads to Lords

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
7 September 2016
Arts & Culture
PremiumBeauty and the East
Is it time to kick our addiction to ruin porn? From The Calvert Journal.
By Jamie Rann
6 September 2016
People
PremiumWhen There’s a Will, There’s a Way

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
31 August 2016
Politics
PremiumConfronting the Old Boys’ Club

Women struggle to make inroads in Czech politics, as some pin their hopes on quotas.

By Elizabeth Potter
26 August 2016
Society
PremiumSupply and Demand

Due to an increasingly restrictive border regime along the ‘Balkan route,’ the business of people smuggling is on the rise.

By Sebastian Zimmermann
23 August 2016
Society
PremiumArmenia’s Crisis and the Legacy of Victory

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
12 August 2016

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Forgotten Champion

Though Romania rarely makes its way into the international press, the country should be lauded for its recent progress.

By MARTIN EHL
14 September 2016
The Fourth Estate
War of Words

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
9 September 2016
Middle Europa
The Dangers of Patriotic Tourism Premium

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
18 August 2016
Balkan Eye
Projecting Soft Power Through Hard Talk Premium

Western envoys have often played the role of gadfly in Bulgarian affairs, to good effect.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
10 August 2016
Middle Europa
The King of Populism Looks for a Challenger Premium

Czech President Milos Zeman is stepping up the political ante by mentioning a Brexit-like referendum.

By MARTIN EHL
26 July 2016
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria’s West-Bashers Embrace Brexit Premium
The EU’s poorest country these days is full of ‘wooden philosophers’ inspired alike by Michael Gove and Vladimir Putin.By BOYKO VASSILEV
6 July 2016
Middle Europa
After Brexit, Central Europe Feels Lonely  Premium

“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.

By MARTIN EHL
1 July 2016

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