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29 January 2015
West Mulls Response to Escalation in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Extends Reporter's Detention
Plus, warnings of a 'new authoritarianism' in the Balkans and mounting repression in Kazakhstan.
By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
29 January 2015
Someone Like Khadija

In a letter from an Azerbaijani jail, one imprisoned journalist pays tribute to another, a few cells away. From IWPR.

By Seymur Hezi
 
27 January 2015
Putin and the Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Many who take Russia’s temperature for a living predict the current ardor for its president won't survive a prolonged crisis.

By Aleksander Kolesnichenko
 
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
 

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