Caucasus

19 December 2014
EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal

Plus, Poland raises veto threat on UK immigration curbs, and the ruble’s tumble falls hard on Russia’s neighbors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
17 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals

Plus, archeologists fume as Russian gold miner resumes work at ancient site in Georgia, and Armenia will launch a probation service in hopes of trimming prison population.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
12 December 2014
Armenian Human Rights Defenders Predict Harsher Environment

Civic groups are bracing for the fallout from the country’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union in January. From IWPR.

By Arevik Sahakyan
 
8 December 2014
Merkel Condemns Kremlin’s Actions, Rights Groups Decry Jailing of Azerbaijani Journalist

Plus, a cross honoring Serbs in Sarajevo is toppled, and a Czech telecom firm pulls an ad that poked at Poles.

By Timothy Spence
 
4 December 2014
Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine

Plus, Lukashenka lashes out at a Russian food ban and South Caucasus rivals wage a proxy war over the region’s favorite bread.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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