Politics

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka
31 May 2004
A Man for his Time? Premium
“Europe’s last dictator” will be here for some time. It’s time for Europe to understand why, and to look ahead.
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev
28 May 2004
United States vs. James H. Giffen Premium
Lawyers for the U.S. consultant at the center of the corruption scandal engulfing Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev try to turn the tables on the U.S. administration, claiming he had “close and repeated contact with officials'' at the CIA, FBI and State Department. From Assandi Times.
By Marlena Telvick
 
28 May 2004
The Death of Green Spaces Premium
They may have botanical names, but there is no disguising that the cafes blossoming in Yerevan are destroying parks – and bearing rich fruits for public officials.
By Edik Baghdasaryan
 
27 May 2004
Underpaid, Underqualified, and Under the Gun Premium
Ukraine’s judiciary faces mounting obstacles as corruption worsens, political influence becomes inescapable, and professional standards plummet.
By Ivan Lozowy
 
24 May 2004
Presidential Hopefuls Take Aim Premium
A nasty war of words breaks out among supporters of two leading contenders for the Serbian presidency.
By Sasha Grubanovic
 
24 May 2004
Spy Games Premium
The hunt may soon be on for ex-KGB agents and informers in Latvia, even though critics say the KGB files are far from accurate.
By Aris Jansons
 
17 May 2004
Protesting the Power Premium
Opposition political parties have begun holding protest rallies to criticize the government, but their effectiveness remains to be seen.
By Aida Ramusovic
 
17 May 2004
Putting Poetry Behind Bars Premium
Following up its recent arrest of an opposition figure, Belarus' KGB jails a union organizer and clamps down on yet another independent media voice.
By Mikhail Vanyashkin
 
14 May 2004
Red Star Rising Premium
As its poll numbers jump, the Czech Communist Party flirts with a new direction.
By Andy Markowitz
 

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