President Askar Akaev
15 October 2004
A Presidential Precedent? Premium
He says he will stand down in 2005, but a recent Constitutional Court ruling is again raising doubts about the plans of Kyrgyzstan’s President Askar Akaev.
By Tynchtykbek Tchoroev and Bruce Pannier
14 October 2004
An Unwitting Defender of the Free Press Premium
Embattled independent newspapers have turned to elderly women as an informal distribution system.
By Keli Dailey and Alex Kudrytski
General Valeri Fralou
13 October 2004
Crying in the Wilderness Premium
General Fralou may not lead the Belarusian opposition to victory, but his courage has already earned him respect.
By Vitali Silitski
1 October 2004
'No Greater Macedonian Than I' Premium
The comparatively good social standing of Macedonian Roma has deep historical and newer political roots.
By Eben Friedman
Samvel Babayan
27 September 2004
The Day of a Jackal's Release Premium
A hero to many Armenians, General Samvel Babayan walks free with a pardon for his alleged role in an assassination attempt on the president of Nagorno-Karabakh.
By Anna Hakobyan
Viktor Yushchenko, before his date with 'Botox'
17 September 2004
A Future President? Premium
Viktor Yushchenko may have been Ukraine’s most popular politician for the past two years, but his weaknesses may still mean he fails to become the next president.
By Ivan Lozowy
10 September 2004
No Going Back Premium
Many of those who left the Tajik capital in the early 1990s still meet up virtually. But, while they may wax poetic about their lost motherland, they also view those who stayed behind as oddballs to be rescued.
By Konstantin Parshin
10 September 2004
Young and Bosnian Premium
Bosnia’s youth organizations are fighting for a statewide youth policy and against apathy.
By Mirna Skrbic
10 September 2004
Separate Lives Premium
At first sight, Belarusian Tokary looks no different than Polish Tokary. But crossing the distance between them is getting harder every day.
By Gosia Wozniacka and Wojciech Kosc
25 August 2004
Punk's Not Dead Premium
An ageless rocker on a mission to bring back the glory days of Belgrade's eclectic music scene.
By Mark Murrmann


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