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
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
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
Around the Bloc
Evidence Mounts of Russian Action in Ukraine, Serbian Defense Chief Accused of Corruption

Plus, the Kremlin says the West is destabilizing Macedonia, and Kyrgyzstan joins the Eurasian Union.

By Barbara Frye, Evgeny Deulin
22 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
21 May 2015
Around The Bloc
Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion

Plus, Hungary’s Orban riles EU officials with latest anti-refugee blast; Bulgarian archeologists find an 8,000-year-old village.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
20 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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