Politics

21 May 2015
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
 
19 May 2015
Russian Ex-Soldiers Face Ukraine Terrorism Trial, Latvian Cardinal Bashes Gays

Plus, Croatian leaders make a controversial visit to Ustasha massacre memorial, and Mongolia’s stalled Oyu Tolgoi mine could restart soon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 May 2015
Protesters Call for Macedonian PM to Quit, Ukraine Bans Soviet Symbols

Plus, Azerbaijan's capital gets a facelift ahead of the European Games, and gay athletes complain of unsportsmanlike conduct in Kazakhstan’s ‘nontraditional’ sex legislation.

By Timothy Spence
 
14 May 2015
Bulgarian Troops at Macedonia Border, U.S. Lawmakers in ‘Secretly Funded’ Baku Junket

Plus, the ECHR rules on a Georgia gay pride march and Russia probes an NGO linked to Khodorkovsky.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
13 May 2015
Railway Hit in Odessa Blast, More Mysterious Antelope Deaths in Kazakhstan

Plus, Ukrainian de-communization drive in full swing; sex schools are a hit in Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
12 May 2015
A Wake-up Call in Poland

The incumbent president’s second-place finish in the first round of elections throws Polish politics into disarray.

By Martin Ehl
 
11 May 2015
At Least 22 Killed in Macedonia Clash, Polish Voters Deliver Blow to President

 Plus, Georgian leaders press EU for visa liberalization, and Zeman’s visit to Moscow angers Czech opposition.

By Timothy Spence
 
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
 

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