Conflict & Diplomacy

21 October 2016
Azerbaijan Govt. Accused of Unrelenting Crackdown on Critics
A report released by Human Rights Watch describes the extent of continuing human rights infringements.
20 October 2016
Estonia to Engage More Women in Military

As the Baltic states build military capacity, Estonia hopes to recruit women for its defense forces.

20 October 2016
Fate of Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Likely ‘Sealed’

Observers feel a guilty verdict is inevitable, as critics accuse government of launching a smear campaign against activists through friendly media. 

14 October 2016
Land Rights Activists on Trial in Kazakhstan

Human rights watchdogs are asking for their release, arguing that their protests did not breach any law. 

14 October 2016
Serbia Leans East, Again
In a move signaling closer ties, Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko is named Serbia’s new honorary consul in St. Petersburg.

11 October 2016
Alleged Russia-Orchestrated Cyberattacks Won’t Go Away
As the U.S. presidential election hits high gear, the candidates and U.S. government won’t let the infiltrations earlier this year fade away.
10 October 2016
Russia Moves Missiles to NATO’s Baltic Border

Members of the military alliance squirm as Moscow transfers nuclear capable Iskander-M missiles to its Kaliningrad enclave.

5 October 2016
Kyrgyzstan Retries Ethnic Uzbek Activist Premium
UN says Azimjan Askarov, jailed for life in 2010 for stirring up ethnic hatred left 450 people dead, was tortured and denied a fair trial.
4 October 2016
Activists Condemn Sentencing of Top Independent Kazakh Journalists Premium

The imprisonment of Seytkazy and Aset Matayev could spell the end of an institution that had served as a haven for independent reporters and activists.

3 October 2016
Into the Mainstream Premium

As Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical. 

By Barbara Levin



Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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