Kazakhstan


26 February 2015
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

25 February 2015
Corruption Probe Hits Top Ukrainian Official, Kazakhstani Dissident in Suspected Prison Suicide

Plus, Lithuania weighs reviving military draft, and Czech scientists claim a breakthrough find about human emotional response.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
17 February 2015
Heavy Fighting Erupts in Ukraine, Moldova Lurches Toward New Government

Plus, an Armenian opposition leader lashes out at heavy-handed government tactics, and Kazakhstan’s loyal politicos urge snap presidential elections.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
9 February 2015
Merkel Talks Ukraine With Obama, Slovakia’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote Fails

Plus, the story on labor migrants in Russia gets even murkier, and a call from Kazakhstan to limit cheap Russian imports. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
6 February 2015
Seeming Truce Opens Humanitarian Corridor in Ukraine, NATO Plans New Rapid Response Force

Plus, devaluation speculation runs rampant in Kazakhstan, and a bombing reopens a Georgia police-brutality case.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
29 January 2015
West Mulls Response to Escalation in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Extends Reporter's Detention
Plus, warnings of a 'new authoritarianism' in the Balkans and mounting repression in Kazakhstan.
By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
28 January 2015
U.S. Gives Military Hardware to Uzbekistan, New Outbreak of Violence in Pristina

Plus, the murder trial of a fugitive Kazakhstani tycoon is postponed, and Belarus rediscovers its own language.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
27 January 2015
Litvinenko Death Probe Opens, Kremlin Blasts S&P’s ‘Junk’ Rating

Plus, aid agencies criticize travel restrictions on Ukraine’s separatist zones, and uranium-rich Kazakhstan mulls the benefits of nuclear power.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
23 January 2015
Poroshenko Insists on ‘Unitary’ Ukraine, Top Schools in Tajikistan Under Threat

Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Will Sandeman
 
20 January 2015
Fighting Nears Central Donetsk, Balkan Neighbors at Odds Over Trepca Mine

Plus, bomb blasts shake Albania’s second city and a major Eurasian communications link comes closer to reality.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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