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29 August 2012
Kyrgyz Crowd Assaults Belarusian Embassy, Ethnic Rift Rocks Macedonia’s Government

Plus, a Polish IT company looks for new business in Russia and the video game that could heighten tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Ernad Halilovic
 
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28 August 2012
Fires Ravage Balkans, Eight-Year Sentence for Russian Activist

Plus, Albania debates garbage imports and Bulgaria looks to diversify its energy supply.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
27 August 2012
Neo-Nazis March in Hungary, Belgrade Moves to Halt Kosovo Privatizations

Plus, a top fugitive from Kyrgyzstan surfaces in Minsk and Ukraine’s president looks to work the Russian angle ahead of elections.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
24 August 2012
Russia Wants to Extradite 'Merchant of Death,' Fire Erupts at Kazakh Murder Site Premium

Plus, Montenegro struggles with Roma refugee housing, and Europe marks its totalitarian past.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ernad Halilovic
 
23 August 2012
Moscow Slams Pussy Riot Defenders, Kyrgyz Government Falls

Plus, Karadzic's bid to subpoena Clinton is rejected, and Putin will be the one to choose state company directors.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
22 August 2012
Merkel Heads to Moldova, Basescu Heads Back to Presidential Palace

Plus, France may pull a U-turn on the issue of Romani migrants and Ecuador gets embroiled in another asylum scandal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
21 August 2012
Belarusian Foreign Minister Sacked, Bulgarians Rue Ukrainian Language Ruling

Plus, Poland’s woeful level of scientific knowledge and the continuing Central Asian adventures of Russia’s biggest telecoms company.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
20 August 2012
Deadly Violence in the North Caucasus, Glum Graduates in Hungary

Plus, Poland looks for investors for its loss-leaders and an Azerbaijani politician faces a probe in a former president's death.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
17 August 2012
A Guilty Verdict for Pussy Riot, More Separatist Rhetoric in Bosnia Premium
Plus, Kyrgyzstan extends leases on Russian military bases, and Montenegro is gripped by the tale of a young Robin Hood.
By S. Adam Cardais and Ernad Halilovic
 
16 August 2012
Russian Patriarch in Historic Visit to Poland, Inflation-Hit Bulgaria Freezes Food Prices

Plus, South Ossetia will demolish villages formerly inhabited by Georgians and Russian Cossacks head for a fall rendezvous in Paris.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 

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