Conflict & Diplomacy

1 July 2015
Siemens Reportedly Skirts Sanctions on Crimea, Kremlin Slates UN Srebrenica Resolution

Plus, EU to help ‘frontline’ Hungary with migrant influx, and energy challenges lie ahead for Kazakhstan.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
1 July 2015
Is This the End of the Caucasus Emirate?

As several North Caucasus commanders transfer their allegiance to the Islamic State, an IS spokesman announces the creation of a ‘Caucasus Province.’ From openDemocracy.

By Regis Gente
 
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
30 June 2015
Not Exactly Friends of Greece

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By Martin Ehl
 
29 June 2015
Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes

Plus, a bid to create a war crimes court in Kosovo falters, and a pro-EU mayor wins re-election in Moldova’s capital.

By Timothy Spence
 
26 June 2015
IS Plants a Flag in North Caucasus, No Serbian Trial for Ex-Bosniak Commander

Plus, Kosovo hits allegedly Iran-linked groups, and Hungary’s tobacco-trade reform raises competition concerns.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
25 June 2015
Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 

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