Kazakhstan

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25 July 2014
Ukrainian, Bulgarian Governments Fall

Plus, Europe’s top rights court slams Poland over CIA renditions and two more anti-Putin protesters receive long prison sentences.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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21 July 2014
Destination Kazakhstan?

The Central Asian country lifts some visa requirements but still needs to smooth some rough edges to attract tourists. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Joanna Lillis
 
Sechin
9 July 2014
Russian Energy Titans Battle, Ukrainian Asylum Seekers on the Rise

Plus, Tajikistan rounds up hundreds of sex workers and Armenia drives a hard bargain in Eurasian Economic Union entry talks.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Madeleine Stern
 
3 July 2014
Hungary Could Land in Fiscal Doghouse, Risks from Afghanistan ‘Exaggerated’ in Central Asia

Plus, U.S. submits its new Russia envoy to Moscow for approval, and plagiarism mars academic research in Kazakhstan.

By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
2 July 2014
Russia Bans Internet ‘Extremism,’ Bulgaria Faces New EU Sanctions

Plus, more bad news for Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil project, and supporters fear for the safety of an academic detained in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
1 July 2014
Once Again, Viniculture Takes Root in Kazakhstan

An ancient pursuit, targeted for destruction by the Communists, slowly comes back to life. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Joanna Lillis
 
30 June 2014
Russia Mounts Massive Military Exercises, Montenegrin Court SuspendsTabloid for Tarring Activist

Plus, scandals prompt Serbia to mull vetting officials’ academic claims and the Eurasian Union remains open to Ukrainian imports – for now. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
18 June 2014
Washington Slashes Central Asian Security Aid, Croatia Widens Oil and Gas Search

Plus, Georgians rally against harsh drug laws and a new report details the long hours and low pay of garment workers in the region.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
18 June 2014
The Galloping Militarization of Eurasia

Beyond Ukraine, there is a wider and more disturbing process of militarization under way. From openDemocracy.

By Neil Melvin
 
MarekBelka
17 June 2014
Police Swoop on Albania’s Drug Capital, Ukraine Refugee Count Rises

Plus, Georgian Dream sweeps local elections and Poland’s central bank chief faces resignation calls after bad-mouthing his colleagues.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Marketa Horazna, and Rebecca Johnson
 

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