Arts & Culture
How to Save Armenfilm

A group of young people have united around the idea of reviving Armenia’s once renowned but now run-down studio, but it won’t be easy. 

By JAMnews
18 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Karimova Questioned by Swiss Prosecutors

Uzbek authorities seek to recover some of the huge assets allegedly linked to late leader’s daughter.

18 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Russian Higher-Ups Question Teacher’s ‘Pornography’ Conviction

The video used to convict the young teacher was also evidence in a case she helped bring about.

18 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Washington Slaps Sanctions on Bosnian Serb Leader

The secession-minded Milorad Dodik still hopes to get a visa in time for the Trump inauguration.

18 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Lithuania Plans to Fence Off Russian Exclave

Decision, following similar moves by other Baltic states, comes amid major NATO military buildup in the region.

17 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Scientists Dream of Reviving Extinct Caspian Tiger

Could wild big cats soon be splashing in one of Central Asia’s great lakes?

17 January 2017
Around the Bloc
Kyiv, Moscow Carry Row to London Courtroom

The two sides will face off at the first hearing in a dispute over $3 billion in unpaid debt.

17 January 2017
Politics
Tajikistan: President’s Son Named Dushanbe Mayor
The 29-year old son of Tajikistan’s president continued his speedy ascendancy through high office with his appointment as mayor of the capital city. From EurasiaNet.org. By Kamila Ibragimova
16 January 2017
Society
Moldovan Prisons: Judged and Found Wanting

Critics from the Council of Europe to the government itself say Moldova needs a more humane prison system. And they’ve kept on saying it for years.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
16 January 2017
Education
Love the Briber, Hate the Bribe
Universities have been capitalizing on the cognitive dissonance governing informal payments in Ukraine. By Abel Polese and Tetiana Stepurko
12 January 2017
Society
Boosting Female Presence in the Armenian Military

Going against established gender roles, the Armenian army's initiative to include women in its ranks proved a success. From EurasiaNet.org. 

By Emil Danielyan
5 January 2017
Society
The 2016 Russian Words of the Year, Explained
Those eager to polish their Russian, or to simply pepper their conversations with witticisms, are in for a treat. From Global Voices. By Yulia Savitskaya
2 January 2017
TOL Top 10
Best of TOL for 2016

Our favorite stories of the year.

28 December 2016
Politics
Toning It Down

President-elect Igor Dodon’s rhetoric and actions might differ in practice from his promises during the electoral campaign, analysts believe. 

By Tamara Grejdeanu
23 December 2016
People
The Anger Beneath

For those seeking a Western orientation for Moldova’s future, the victory of Igor Dodon was a devastating loss – as their opinions aired in a popular Moldovan newspaper showed all too clear. From Ziarul de Garda.

22 December 2016
Education
In Bulgaria, An Oasis of Play and Learning

Two British women set out to add color and creativity to the lives of children in a large refugee center.  

By Boryana Dzhambazova
19 December 2016
Politics
Diaspora vs. Moldova

The West-leaning candidate lost the presidential election despite overwhelming support from expatriate voters, raising many questions.

By Natalia Ghilascu
16 December 2016
Books
Two Stories From a Cosmopolitan Caucasus

Post-colonial theory has reshaped the ways we read world literatures, but has yet to make its mark on a richly diverse part of Eurasia.

By Rebecca Gould
14 December 2016
Politics
PremiumSocial Democrats Set to Win Romanian Parliamentary Elections

Their probable return to power sparks concern about an anti-corruption drive that has gained momentum under government led by technocratic Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos. 

By Ioana Caloianu
9 December 2016
Society
Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Soaring unemployment and an economic crisis are pushing more and more Azerbaijanis to seek their fortunes abroad.

By JAMnews
5 December 2016

COLUMNS

Around the Bloc
How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot

The recent scandals of the Polish opposition were of its own making, and have set back attempts to unnerve the ruling party.

By MARTIN EHL
13 January 2017
Ivory Tower
The Return of Kremlinology

Whatever the truth about who knew what and about whom, it is clear that the Kremlin sees itself locked in an ideological war. 

By PETER RUTLAND
12 January 2017
Ivory Tower
Putin and Trump: Where From Here?

They might outwardly seem willing to wheel and deal. But it’s increasingly difficult to see how any agreement might actually look.

By PETER RUTLAND
20 December 2016
Middle Europa
The Question of the Poor East Premium

A success story at first glance, southeastern Poland’s development is still lagging behind in areas needed to make the locals happy.  

By MARTIN EHL
12 December 2016
The Fourth Estate
Suicide Artists Premium

Russian journalists continue to die under suspicious circumstances both in and out of their country, while the world watches.

By PETER GROSS
6 December 2016
Middle Europa
An Open Letter to My British and American Friends Premium

Despair and dismay at the fading of the dreams of a post-1989 world.

By MARTIN EHL
16 November 2016
Ivory Tower
Lost and Found in Translation Premium

Did Putin threaten to castrate a journalist? And why it matters to get it right.

By PETER RUTLAND
8 November 2016

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