Politics

19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
18 September 2014
Putin’s Black Hole

The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. From the Guardian.

By Mikhail Shishkin
 
16 September 2014
Assault Spotlights Gay Rights in Serbia, Tajikistan Releases Jailed Scholar
Plus, a Slovenian journalist faces prison for publishing ‘state secrets,’ and Lithuania looks east for new export markets.
By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
15 September 2014
Crimea: Phony Voting in a Phony Republic

This weekend’s illegitimate elections won’t bring in new faces or change any minds.

By Halya Coynash
 
12 September 2014
EU, U.S. Launch New Russia Sanctions, Anti-Graft Agency Proposed in Ukraine

Plus, Georgia’s prime minister slams an anti-Muslim ‘provocation’ and investors’ claims burden Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
Dunja Mijatovic
11 September 2014
Estonia Hires Pussy Riot Lawyers for Abducted Agent; OSCE Blasts Uzbekistan Law on Bloggers

Plus, Gazprom reportedly cuts exports to Poland, and two Bosnian ministers are nabbed in a tax raid. 

By Timothy Spence
 

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