Around the Bloc

4 April 2013
Ukraine Has a Boxer Rebellion, While Russians Sell More Arms

Plus, Czechs finally hoist the EU flag, and Serbia faces ‘incredibly difficult decisions’ on Kosovo.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
Andrei Voityuk100
3 April 2013
Prokhorov Claims Fraud in Russian Mayoral Vote, Poland Mulls LOT Sale

Plus, the UN and Kazakhstan team up to mediate Central Asian water disputes and Turkmen citizens jump for joy at the leader’s command.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, and Vladimir Matan
2 April 2013
Kyrgyzstan Jails Opposition Leaders, Romania May Stop Drug Exports

Plus, cautious hopes ahead of the latest Serbia-Kosovo summit and an unusual plan to send ethnic Azeris into Armenian territory.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Joshua Boissevain
29 March 2013
Putin Orders Surprise Black Sea Military Drills, Inquest Opens in Berezovsky Death

Plus, another critic of Tajikistan’s government disappears, and Brussels unfreezes Polish road funds after a scandal.

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Connor Zickgraf
28 March 2013
Russian Diplomats Called on Carpet, Uzbek Leader Surfaces
Plus, Latvian ‘non-citizens’ call an election and two Bosnian Serbs get 22 years for ethnic ‘cleansing.’
By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
27 March 2013
Poles May Vote on Euro Adoption, Russian Senator Resigns Amid Growing Scandal

Plus, Bosnia gets help to clear backlog of war-crimes cases and heritage buffs fight to save an old Bucharest market.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf
26 March 2013
Russia Steps Up Checks on NGOs, Belarus Jails Notorious Security Chief

Plus, Macedonia’s ruling party claims victory in local elections and Ukraine recovers from a massive snowstorm.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf
25 March 2013
More Prison Time for Celebrated Uzbek Writer, Apparent Fudging on Kyrgyz Mine Effects

Plus, a disputed memo orders the firing of Roma employees at a Skopje mall, and was Berezovsky trying to go home?

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
22 March 2013
Moscow Swoops Down On Civil Society, A New Russian Energy Giant is Born

Plus, fraud reports circulate ahead of Macedonia's elections, and North Caucasus lawyers are under attack.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
21 March 2013
Brussels Issues Report Cards, Tajik Fugitive Vanishes

Plus, trapped Polish miners are rescued and Slovenia gets a new, young government.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Connor Zickgraf


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