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Mladic
25 May 2012
Eurovision Protesters, Police Clash in Baku, Mladic Trial Back on Track

Plus, “Russian Wahhabi” sentenced to prison and Ukrainian lawmakers debate a controversial language bill with their fists.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
24 May 2012
Putin Backs Huge Fines for Protesters, Czech Teenager Made Up Roma Attack Premium

Plus, Bosnia’s Brcko striking out on its own and mass antelope deaths mystify Kazakhstan. 

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
Macedonia tourism video
23 May 2012
Iran Recalls Azeri Envoy, Belarusian Fined for EU Boycott Call

Plus, a Putin ally returns to Rosneft and “white beard” courts accused of holding back women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
22 May 2012
Putin Consolidates Power, Nikolic Seeks Western Allies

Plus, NATO’s Baltic strategy and a new political opening for Georgian opposition leader Ivanishvili.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
21 May 2012
Nikolic Ousts Tadic, Russians Step Up Protest Walks

Plus, U.S. honors jailed Belarusian human rights activist and Belgrade plans a shelter for gay people.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
18 May 2012
Serbian Media Silent on Mladic Trial, Nabucco-lite Proposed
Plus, anti-homophobia demonstrators are attacked in Tbilisi and a Serbian base on the Kosovo border comes under fire.
By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
17 May 2012
Macedonia Caught in Rendition Trial, EU and Ukraine Still at Odds
Plus, Mongolian herders rail against climate change and Kazakhstan looks for a superhero.
By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Anna Shamanska
 
David_Rath
16 May 2012
New Political Scandals Erupt as Navalny Unveils Anti-corruption Card

Plus, Tatarstan police abuse investigation widens and Hungary plans more new taxes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
15 May 2012
On Polish Self-Confidence or a Mobile Phone as a Minesweeper Premium

Optimism is still alive, even in a dug-up Silesian industrial town. 

By Martin Ehl
 
Romas Kalanta

15 May 2012
Mladic Seeks Trial Delay, Russian Capital Outflow Rises

Plus, Lithuanians remember the “Kaunas Spring” and Tbilisi cleans up after flash flood.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 

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