People

27 May 2015
What It’s Like to Be Hated Online in Russia

Four targets of abuse share their stories. From Afisha/the New East Network.

By Nina Nazarova
 
19 May 2015
Early Education Incentives for Romanian Kids at Risk

An NGO’s radical idea – food for poor families that send their children to preschool every day – could become national policy by 2020.

By Lina Vdovii
 
uzbek refugee camp
14 May 2015
Fearful Silence Is Andijan Massacre’s Legacy

Ten years after Uzbekistani security forces brutally suppressed a mass demonstration in Andijan, many of those who fled to Sweden are still traumatized. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Dean C.K. Cox
 
7 May 2015
Macedonia’s Political Crisis Turns Violent, Lithuania Runs Military Drills Around LNG Terminal

Plus, another opposition leader is sentenced in Azerbaijan and Hungarian xenophobia is highest in more than a decade.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
4 May 2015
Georgia’s Twisted Transition

A misguided love affair with neoliberalism has pushed aside citizens’ well-being and even democracy. From openDemocracy.

By Bakar Berekashvili
 
30 April 2015
Journalists Increasingly Muzzled, Ukraine’s Economy Increasingly Battered

Plus, a Czech court considers gay adoption and the Balkans’ population continues to dwindle. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
10 April 2015
Kyiv Sets Goal of NATO Membership, Latvia Set to Host Gay Pride Festival

Plus, the UN tells Kazakhstan to clean up its filthy environment; support for Russia’s takeover of Crimea sees Yugoslav star Goran Bregovic dumped by Polish music festival.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
1 April 2015
Kaliningrad: ‘Just Another Russian Region’
How European is this formerly German, possibly nuclearized piece of Russia wedged in among its Western neigbors? From CEPI.
By Aliaksei Kazharski
 
30 March 2015
A City of Two Tales

In western Kosovo, a church visit and its fallout tighten a Gordian knot of ethnic tension and mutual victimhood. 

By Uffe Andersen
 
20 March 2015
Observers on the Line of Death

Five Ukrainians reflect on the turmoil of the past year and the ‘physical need to resist.’ Last in a series.

By Yevgenia Belorusets
 

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