25 November 2015
Aliev’s Pyrrhic Victory

Another election victory cannot mask the cracks that are beginning to appear in Azerbaijan’s power structure.

By Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
24 November 2015
An Unlikely Leader in the Making?
Last week the Czech Republic witnessed the emergence of Bohuslav Sobotka as a major new political player.
By Martin Ehl
24 November 2015
Viktor Orban: ‘All Terrorists Are Basically Migrants’
Hungary’s premier says immigration and terrorism link ‘obvious,’ calls for greater EU border controls, vetting of migrants.
23 November 2015
Russians Offered Black Gold to Lose Weight
The move is part of a regional government's push to raise awareness of the problem of obesity.
20 November 2015
Kazakh President-for-Life Urges Civil Servants to Retire at 63
Longtime leader tells his cabinet that for some officials, “it’s time to go.”

19 November 2015
U.S. Embassy in Moscow Outs Fake ‘Outing’ Letter
Pro-Kremlin paper Izvestia mocked for report on Washington’s efforts to ‘out’ gay officials based on obviously fake document.



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