Environment

17 September 2014
Not a Drop to Drink Premium

A massive project to bring potable water to southern Kazakhstan is drained by corruption and incompetence.

By Katerina Popkova
 
10 September 2014
Paving Over the Silk Road

Local protests in Kazakhstan are no match for a massive highway project linking China to Western Europe. From openDemocracy. 

By Paolo Sorbello
 
18 August 2014
Muslim Leader Assassinated in North Ossetia, Sanctions Draw Kaliningrad Shoppers to Poland
Plus, far-right Hungarians crash WWII memorial protests and a new think tank aims to bolster Czech liberalism.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
8 August 2014
More Floods in the Balkans, Tension in Transdniester

Plus, Azerbaijan hauls in more activists and Russia nixes anonymous public Wi-Fi.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
24 July 2014
Lost in the Flood Premium

Shoddy, illegal settlements and more frequent weather catastrophes make the Balkans’ Roma communities increasingly perilous places.

By Mariana Ionova
 
9 June 2014
Ukraine’s President Vows to Sign EU Deal, Few Vote in Kosovo Election

Plus, Bulgaria stops work on South Stream but says it will ultimately press on, and long sentences are handed out in a Russian journalist’s killing.

By Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, Piers Lawson, and Madeleine Stern
 
5 June 2014
Russia Sends Big Check to Kyrgyzstan, Estonia Probes Corruption in Security Agency

Plus, rare white lions find a home in Hungary and NATO’s chief tells Russia to accept Georgia’s membership hopes.

By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
26 May 2014
Jaruzelski’s Legacy Debated, Little Drama in Eastern EU Elections

Plus, now Balkan flood victims must worry about disease, and Lithuania’s iron-lady president sets a precedent.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremey Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 
22 May 2014
Dissension in Ukraine’s Rebel Ranks, NATO Flexes Muscles in the Baltics

Plus, Minsk gets a Russian loan for its first nuke plant and three former Kosovo war-crimes suspects go on the lam.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 

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