Conflict & Diplomacy

17 April 2015
Yet Another Activist Sentenced in Baku, Bosnian Crime Gang Gets 95 Years

Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 April 2015
Another Yanukovych Ally Dies, Russian Environmental Activist Loses Early Release Bid

Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
15 April 2015
Ukraine Fighting Intensifies, Albanian Insurgent Group Resurfaces in Macedonia

Plus, Tajikistan bans under-35s from making the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Internet giants reportedly begin transferring data to Russian servers.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
15 April 2015
LOL in the CR

The Czech president’s ham-handed approach to his Victory Day trip to Moscow causes mirth in the cyber sphere and unease for his Slovak ally.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
14 April 2015
In Poland, a Tragedy of Negligence, a Legacy of Blame

Five years after the Smolensk crash, the most pressing lessons seem not to have been learned.

By Martin Ehl
 
13 April 2015
Moldovan Anti-Fascists in the Dock

Critics on the left say the Western-leaning government is suppressing fundamental freedoms in a campaign against an illusory Ukraine-inspired insurrection.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
 
13 April 2015
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass

Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.

By Timothy Spence
 

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