Conflict & Diplomacy

1 October 2014
Ukraine Gears for a Tense Election, Germany Relives a Key Moment of 1989

Plus, stolen art from Yanukovych’s collection turns up in Belarus, and Tajikistan’s chief mufti outlaws criticism of the secular regime.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
1 October 2014
Czech Roma Under the Swastika

Only a tenth of Roma survived extermination during the Nazi protectorate. Some even thanks to ‘white people.’ From Respekt.

By Silvie Lauder
 
30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
29 September 2014
A Prisoner Swap in Ukraine, Closing Arguments in Karadzic Trial

Plus, Obama reassures NATO allies but rejects Russia-NATO confrontation, and Bucharest defends its treatment of civil society.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 September 2014
Uzbekistan’s Political Prisoners in Spotlight, Russian Fighter Jets in North America

Plus, politicians in one of Bosnia’s divisions get a shellacking and Uzbekistan’s teachers head for the cotton fields.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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