Conflict & Diplomacy

19 December 2014
EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal

Plus, Poland raises veto threat on UK immigration curbs, and the ruble’s tumble falls hard on Russia’s neighbors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
19 December 2014
The Lukashenka Code
Book excerpt: Why is the Belarusian leader so reviled in the West yet so firmly entrenched at home?
By Grigory Ioffe
 
18 December 2014
Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
17 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals

Plus, archeologists fume as Russian gold miner resumes work at ancient site in Georgia, and Armenia will launch a probation service in hopes of trimming prison population.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
17 December 2014
Good Night and Goodbye? Not This Time

The Syrian refugee crisis may force the Czech government and most citizens to rethink their ‘Who, us?’ stance on migration. 

By Katerina Safarikova
 
17 December 2014
Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia

A young woman learns ‘there is only one law in prison: everyone does as they want.’ From MediaZona.

By Tatyana Gavrilova
 
16 December 2014
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an Eastern European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens.

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

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