Society

26 July 2011
Tbilisi’s Discount Rail Bypass Premium

An internationally backed project will route hazardous cargo out of the city center, but residents in its path say they’re being offered a pittance in exchange for valuable land and a way of life.

By Tsira Gvasalia
 
25 July 2011
Time for Radical Surgery Premium

Latvia's former president lost his post after trying to break the political class of the corruption habit. But his legacy was this weekend's referendum.

By Daunis Auers
 
22 July 2011
Hungarian Sludge Disaster Leaves a Residue of Ill-Feeling Premium

As the town devastated by last year’s toxic flood rebuilds, some residents face accusations of exploiting the tragedy for personal gain.

By Michael J. Jordan
 
22 July 2011
With Hadzic Arrest, Serbia’s Task is Far From Over Premium

Serbian war-crime investigators can learn from an American parallel that they must keep casting the net even after the big fish are caught.

 
21 July 2011
Who’s Afraid of the Bulgarian Banksy? Premium

… maybe those who would rather argue about the past than understand it.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
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20 July 2011
Armenia: Are Selective Abortions Behind Birth Ratio Imbalance?

Explanations for the high number of boy babies include war-induced stress and the shame attached to not giving birth to sons. From EurasiaNet.

By Marianna Grigoryan
 
Katerina Safarikova

20 July 2011
Opening Space in the Post-Communist Mental Landscape Premium

“Everything that is not permitted is forbidden” – this totalitarian maxim is only now fading from view on the streets in much of Europe.

By Katerina Safarikova
 

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