Politics

20 October 2004
Apathy Prevails Premium
The upcoming elections have failed to promote an honest debate about the province’s future.
By Anamaria Dutceac
 
Asar, when there was something to celebrate
18 October 2004
Fathers and Daughters Premium
Election results in Kazakhstan raise the possibility of infighting in Nazarbaev's family. From Eurasianet.org.
By Ibragim Alibekov
 
18 October 2004
Cosmetic Changes Premium
Top politicians exchange jobs in what Dagestan-watchers see as a bid by the North Caucasian republic's leader to curry favor with the Kremlin.
By Nabi Abdullaev
 
Referendum poster
18 October 2004
Surprise! It's Lukashenka Premium
The opposition and international observers cry foul as the Belarusian president easily wins backing to seek a third term.
By Mikhail Vanyashkin
 
18 October 2004
Transforming a Non-Issue into a Problem Premium
The international community made a terrible mistake in pressuring leaders in Belgrade to call on Kosovo Serbs to participate in Kosovo's elections.
By TOL
 
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
 
15 October 2004
The Hague Among the Serbs Premium
Several developments put the war crimes issue back on top of the political agenda in Republika Srpska.
By Dragan Stanimirovic
 
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
 

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