Conflict & Diplomacy

26 November 2014
Kazakhstan Bans Child Jihadi Video, Russia Cracks Down on Capital Flight

Plus, Yerevan and Baku trade more barbs over helicopter shootdown and Uzbekistan lays claim to a sliver of Afghan territory.

By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
26 November 2014
Pretty Words from Turkmenistan

Proposed reforms are empty gestures, aimed at shushing Western critics. From IWPR.

By Vyacheslav Mamedov
 
25 November 2014
Poison Letters Put Czech Police on Alert, Russian Loan for French Nationalists

Plus, Georgia and her allies decry Russia-Abkhazia pact; Estonia opens its e-government platform to the world.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
24 November 2014
Putin Rules Out a New Iron Curtain, Albania’s Secret Bunker Comes Out of the Cold

Plus, OSCE diplomat calls for end of impunity in Russia journalist killings, and the European Parliament weighs condemnation of a Serbian war-crimes suspect.

By Timothy Spence
 
24 November 2014
A Firebrand Aims for Moldova’s Seat of Power

Dubbed a ‘public enemy’ for his abrasive methods, activist Oleg Brega is hoping to proclaim his message from a higher platform.

By Lina Vdovii
 
21 November 2014
Post-Cease-Fire Death Count Nears 1,000 in Ukraine, Armenians Mull Russia’s Possible Role in Chopper Shoot-Down

Plus, Kyrgyzstan tightens the screws on bride-kidnappers and Baku blocks a journalist from going to Washington.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
21 November 2014
Lukashenka Crawls Out of the Doghouse

The Belarusian strongman’s stock has risen as his countrymen look nervously on the turmoil in Ukraine.

By Volha Khvoin
 

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