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22 August 2014
Landslide Blocks Main Trans-Caucasus Road, CIS Boosts Food Exports to Russia

Plus, Armenia in offer to house refugee Yazidis and Lithuania signs a landmark gas deal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
 
21 August 2014
Investigative Journalism Attacked in Serbia, Four Arrested in Moscow Flag Stunt

Plus, Zagreb takes on the right, and Prague scrambles to save jobs.

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer

Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
 
19 August 2014
Sputtering Truce Talks in Ukraine, Paramilitary Drills at Kids’ Church Camp in Serbia

Plus, Bosnian archivists struggle to save precious documents after the February violence and Russia's oil tsar defends his reputation.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
18 August 2014
Muslim Leader Assassinated in North Ossetia, Sanctions Draw Kaliningrad Shoppers to Poland
Plus, far-right Hungarians crash WWII memorial protests and a new think tank aims to bolster Czech liberalism.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
15 August 2014
Hungary’s Economy Takes Off, Medvedev Gets Punk’d

Plus, Rosneft seeks a sanctions shelter, and Kosovo arrests an imam as a crackdown on radical Islam continues.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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14 August 2014
Grousing in the EU, Anxiety in Moldova Over Russia’s Import Ban

Plus, Saakashvili faces more charges and a Croatian court hands anti-Cyrillic campaigners a setback.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
12 August 2014
Kosovo Crackdown on Islamist Cells, Russian Neighbors Brace for Sanctions Blowback

Plus, more reports emerge of Serbian ‘chetnik’ fighters in Ukraine, and Poland mulls a new Russia-free Baltic shipping route.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
11 August 2014
Ukrainian Troops Close in on Rebel Stronghold, Armenian Villager Dies in Azerbaijan Custody

Plus, Russia is suspected in a Ukraine cyber attack and a Romanian media mogul is headed to prison. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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