22 January 2015
New Cracks in EU Front on Russia, Think Tank Warns of IS Push in Central Asia

Plus, tough talk from Moscow on gas for Europe, and prosecutors want Seselj back in The Hague.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
14 January 2015
Russia to Beef Up Crimean Defenses, No Cure in Sight for Kazakh Sleeping Sickness

Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
14 January 2015
Russian Passport, Please!

A new law requiring registration for dual nationals is sowing confusion and consternation. From openDemocracy.

By Olga Zeveleva
5 January 2015
The Myth of Radical Islam in Central Asia

Various actors have their own reasons for seeing a phantom that isn’t there. From openDemocracy

By By John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
22 December 2014
Justice Delayed

Slow progress in Ukraine’s probes of the Maidan killings is testing the patience of activists and victims’ families.

By Tatiana Kozak
17 December 2014
Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia

A young woman learns ‘there is only one law in prison: everyone does as they want.’ From MediaZona.

By Tatyana Gavrilova
12 December 2014
U.S.-Hungary Corruption Row Heads to Court, Eastern Ukraine Quiet for Now

Plus, Poland’s high court reinstates no-stun slaughter and Skoda auto marks a major milestone.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
3 December 2014
The Battle for the Siberian Harvest

The region’s farmers are called heroes for weathering terrible conditions but likely feel more like martyrs. From openDemocracy.

By Georgy Borodyansky
1 December 2014
All but One Faith Persecuted in Crimea

The de facto regime targets leaders and monitors members of various religious groups.

By Halya Coynash
28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik


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