Economy & Business

27 November 2014
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
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
 
19 November 2014
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
 
18 November 2014
Russia-West Rhetoric Ratchets Up, Georgian Convicted of Mid-2000s Mutiny

Plus, the golden arches will rise in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan’s leader says his country must be a partner for Russia. 

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
17 November 2014
‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’

A new book presents a Russia with no rules and no certainty in tomorrow. From openDemocracy.

By Natalia Antonova
 
17 November 2014
Iohannis Romps in Romania; Those Armed Armenians Are No ‘Flashmob’

Plus, Ukraine’s president orders an end to state funding for rebel areas, and it’s back to the future for Kazakhstan’s leader.

By Timothy Spence
 

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