Caucasus

16 July 2014
Death Toll at 23 in Moscow Metro Disaster, Serbian Unions Plan General Strike

Plus, Armenians claim capture of Azerbaijani ‘commandos,’ and Romania rejiggers its tax structure to boost the economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Pro-Russia Georgians 100
15 July 2014
Moscow Calling?

As Georgia touts its ‘perfect balance’ between Russia and the EU, a small but active pro-Kremlin cohort is making itself heard in Tbilisi.

By Maia Edilashvili
 
14 July 2014
Russia Declares Ukrainian Refugee Emergency, Serbia’s Thwarted Finance Minister Quits

Plus, Russia could open the gates to low-cost carriers and Georgian border guards make a record-breaking drug bust.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
11 July 2014
Georgia’s Pankisi: No Jihadist Hotbed Here

A commander in the world’s most feared Islamist militant group may hail from here, but locals say it’s hardly a terrorist breeding ground. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Paul Rimple
 
11 July 2014
Torture, Abductions in Eastern Ukraine, Pilot Caught in Ukraine-Russia Standoff

Plus, no early release for a Serbian war crimes defendant, and a meningitis outbreak in Armenia?

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Madeleine Stern
 

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