Around the Bloc
Yet Another Activist Sentenced in Baku, Bosnian Crime Gang Gets 95 Years

Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
17 April 2015
Arts & Culture
With New Theater, Tajikistan Continues to Live Large

The massive project takes its place alongside other record-breakers, but is it really what the country needs?

By EurasiaNet.org
16 April 2015
Around the Bloc
Another Yanukovych Ally Dies, Russian Environmental Activist Loses Early Release Bid

Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
16 April 2015
Around the Bloc
Ukraine Fighting Intensifies, Albanian Insurgent Group Resurfaces in Macedonia

Plus, Tajikistan bans under-35s from making the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Internet giants reportedly begin transferring data to Russian servers.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
15 April 2015
Around the Bloc
Fires Ravage Siberia, Hungarian Far-Right Party in Landmark Election Win

Plus, Russian bikers rile Poles with a planned rally to Berlin, and associates of dead Kazakhstani dissident Rakhat Aliev go on trial in Vienna.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
14 April 2015
Education
What Russian Students Learn About Russia’s Enemies

Warmed-over conspiracy theories and the battle of ideas. From openDemocracy.

By Serghei Golunov
14 April 2015
Society
Moldovan Anti-Fascists in the Dock

Critics on the left say the Western-leaning government is suppressing fundamental freedoms in a campaign against an illusory Ukraine-inspired insurrection.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
13 April 2015
Around the Bloc
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass

Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.

By Timothy Spence
13 April 2015

COLUMNS

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
Middle Europa
Innovation as Weapon

It’s not only mighty militaries that make countries strong.

By MARTIN EHL
24 March 2015
Middle Europa
Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front

Patriotism is in fashion again, as Lithuania’s fears of Russia lead to a discussion on renewing conscription.

By MARTIN EHL
10 March 2015
Balkan Eye
An Old Love Story with New Meaning

What have we lost with the fading of Mitteleuropa as a place and a state of mind?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
5 March 2015
Middle Europa
Russian Demons in Central Europe

Many of the region's citizens have an aversion to anything Russian. That is to their detriment.

By MARTIN EHL
24 February 2015

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