The deal is yet another sign of Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East.
Ten years after entering the EU, there is one unticked box for the Black Sea pair: membership in the passport-free zone.
Estonia has accused or convicted a half-dozen people of spying for Russia since 2015, and now Moscow follows suit.
Relations have deteriorated as the national narratives of each side collide head-on.
EU foreign ministers unanimously reject Netanyahu’s plea to join U.S. in moving embassies to divided city of Jerusalem.
The premiere opened to rapturous applause while director remains under house arrest, facing embezzlement trial.
The former Georgian leader’s chief accusers are themselves blamed for undermining Ukraine’s corruption-fighting agencies.
The most important feminist you probably never heard of died in late October, a brave woman still dreaming of a better future.By Kristen R. Ghodsee
In charge of spending “money from Allah,” the Kadyrov Foundation has become an institution in itself in Chechnya, overseeing a web of companies connected to the political elite. From the Caucasian Knot.
It has taken almost a decade, much of it filled with intrigue, to settle outstanding questions over the estate of a multibillionaire once considered the wealthiest man in Georgia.By Claudia Harmata
Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.By Martin Ehl
The Ukrainian authorities tried to conceal the extension of a law granting special status to Donbas, while the parliament bowed to the president’s will. From Hromadske International.By Nastya Stanko and Maksym Kamenev
As Georgian-language schools disappear in South Ossetia, supporters say the move will expand the horizons of local pupils, while critics claim discrimination. From JAMnews.
The Siberian city’s gubernatorial election, rigged and managed from above, illustrates how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. From openDemocracy.By Rinat Miftakhov
Razgrad emerges from obscurity on the back of a local team’s international sporting success.By Peter Georgiev
If they prove successful, the newly appointed prime minister’s plans could bring PiS the popularity boost it needs to cement its rule.By MARTIN EHL
In the wrong doses, the stick-and-carrot approach to EU funds for Central Europe might stoke precisely the tendencies that Brussels aims to keep in check.By MARTIN EHL
A decade after its founding, the ‘Sever Bocu’ press museum is making a name among institutions devoted to preserving southeastern European cultural history.By PETER GROSS
The similar personalities of the two most prominent figures in Bulgarian politics could prove a valuable asset for their collaboration.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Unexpected wins – and losses – in Slovak regional elections reverse a Central European trend.By MARTIN EHL
Mostly Russians are ignoring the messy question of what happened back then, and even Vladimir Putin can’t come up with a consistent narrative.By OLGA MALINOVA AND PETER RUTLAND
A former Bulgarian soccer star has been making headlines for getting up on his soapbox about Catalonia’s independence.By BOYKO VASSILEV
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