Kazakhstan

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
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 
14 January 2015
Russia to Beef Up Crimean Defenses, No Cure in Sight for Kazakh Sleeping Sickness

Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
8 January 2015
Anti-Kyiv Group Claims German Web Attack, Soros Urges More Aid for Ukraine

Plus, Lithuania prepares a manual for civilians in wartime, and a Moldovan IS member defends the caliphate.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
5 January 2015
A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches

Plus, adopting the euro draws Lithuania closer to the West, and Turkmenistan slashes its currency.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
5 January 2015
The Myth of Radical Islam in Central Asia

Various actors have their own reasons for seeing a phantom that isn’t there. From openDemocracy

By By John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
 
22 December 2014
Beijing Extends Moscow a Helping Hand, Russian Allies Proffer Ukraine Mediation

Plus, Belarus cracks down on foreign currency trading, and Hungary struggles to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
15 December 2014
Moscow Denies Near Miss With Poland-Bound Flight, China and Kazakhstan Sign Cooperation Deals

Plus, EU ombudsman says key evidence is missing in Kosovo legal probe, and Serbia’s flag carrier resumes flights to Zagreb after a 23-year break.

By Timothy Spence
 
10 December 2014
Senate Report Reveals CIA-Poland Deal, IMF Warns Ukraine of Economic Collapse

Plus, uranium smuggling gang nabbed in Moldova and Balkan tech startups learn to thrive in a difficult environment.

By Ky Krauthamer, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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