Conflict & Diplomacy

5 February 2016
Russian Tanks Would Defeat NATO in Baltics

U.S. military think tank says Russian forces would defeat NATO in less than three days should a war break out in the Baltics region.

3 February 2016
EU in Bid to Keep Britain in Union
David Cameron’s stop-Brexit drive faces crucial test as he visits Warsaw this week.
3 February 2016
Nazarbaev Opponent Freed After Recanting His Crime

Free speech case brings out Astana’s uneasiness over rising nationalism in both the Kazakh and Russian communities.

1 February 2016
Ukrainian Activist Marina Cherenkova Missing

Veteran human rights activist Marina Cherenkova detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.

28 January 2016
International Court Gives Go-Ahead for Georgia-Russia War Crimes Probe

This will be the International Criminal Court’s first inquiry into accusations of abuses by Russia, which is not a member of the court and is conducting its own investigation.


28 January 2016
Lithuania Prosecuting Former Soviet Soldiers for War Crimes

The refusal of Russia and Belarus to cooperate over an investigation into civilian deaths during Lithuania’s pro-independence push in 1991 means that most defendants are being tried in absentia.

27 January 2016
Pankisi Gorge No Terrorist Training Center, Georgian PM Says

Giorgi Kvirikashvili rejects Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s claim of a significant Islamic State presence in the mountain gorge bordering Chechnya.

25 January 2016
West vs. East All Over Again

First Hungary, now Poland is lurching toward illiberalism. The Czechs must decide what to do about it. From Respekt

25 January 2016
Kazakh Activists Jailed Over Facebook Posts

Serikzhan Mambetalin and Yermek Narymbaev jailed for ‘inciting national discord,’ barred from engaging in civic activities for five years.

25 January 2016
Poles Protest ‘Big Brother’ Law

After moving to take greater control of the judiciary and state media, draft surveillance bill marks another step towards Orwellian – or Orbanistic – authoritarian state, say protesters.




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