Politics

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
 
11 October 2004
Crossing the Bosphorus Premium
Having opened the door to Turkey, the EU must now be willing to open the door to other unlikely candidates.
By TOL
 
Viktor Uspaskich
11 October 2004
The Center Holds Premium
Entrepreneur Viktor Uspaskich's Labor Party wins the first round of parliamentary elections as expected. Now comes the wheeling and dealing.
By Rokas M. Tracevskis
 
Flag of Abkhazia
11 October 2004
A Possible Change of Guard Premium
Abkhazia's first presidential election produces surprises and paradoxes.
By Maya Beridze
 
11 October 2004
Uncorking a Debate Over Bottles Premium
A proposed new Hungarian law on beverage containers is unlikely to stem the tide of plastic.
By Judit Szakacs
 

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