Eastern Europe & Russia

18 September 2014
Putin’s Black Hole

The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. From the Guardian.

By Mikhail Shishkin
 
18 September 2014
Echoes of Khodorkovsky Case in Tycoon’s Arrest, Kosovo Nets Islamist Leaders

Plus, the Ukraine crisis takes a toll on regional economies and an UN anti-torture group says Baku hinders its work.

By S. Adam Cardais, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
Stefan Füle
17 September 2014
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
 
15 September 2014
Kyiv Says Some NATO Countries Send Arms, Report Shines Light on Plight of Russian Orphans

Plus, a Moldovan newspaper is threatened after an expose of a leading cleric, and Belarus isn’t the worst bully in the neighborhood anymore.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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