Arts & Culture

5 March 2015
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
 
13 February 2015
Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks

Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.

By Timothy Spence
 
3 February 2015
West Fears Another Abkhazia in Eastern Ukraine, Romanian Judges Guilty in Bribery Case

Plus, Merkel urges Hungary’s Orban to respect dissent, and crowdfunders aim to save a Belarus bookstore from a crippling fine.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Ioana Caloianu
 
2 February 2015
Kyiv Appeals for Non-Lethal Aid; Macedonian Party Boss Accused of Colluding with Spies

Plus, Budapest demonstrators tell Orban to ‘scram,’ and fire devastates a prized Moscow library.

By Timothy Spence
 
21 January 2015
For Tajik Film, Nowhere to Go but Up

Modest investments into Tajikistan’s devastated film industry are starting to reap dividends both domestically and abroad.

By Jamila Sujud
 
19 January 2015
No New Cease-Fire for Ukraine, Mass Killing in Armenia Prompts a Call from Putin

Plus, jihadists reportedly expand their recruitment drive in Kyrgyzstan, and rights groups protest the jailing of a Macedonian journalist. 

By Timothy Spence
 
6 January 2015
EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency

Plus, Belarus eases foreign currency restrictions and a key Milosevic witness may sue the Hague tribunal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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