Kazakhstan

24 March 2015
Bellwether Balkan Fish at Risk from Dams, Gagauzia Strengthens Ties to Moscow

Plus, a new twist in Albania’s political murder scandal, and experts say China is outpacing Russia in the 21st-century ‘great game.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
19 March 2015
Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects, Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture

Plus, rights groups accuse Ukrainian Army and rebels of using cluster bombs and Kyrgyzstan begins legalizing the underground economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
13 March 2015
Poland Looks to Buy Cruise Missiles, Cyberspace Buzzes With Putin Rumors

Plus, Spain refuses to extradite a Kazakhstani dissident and speculation about a political murder plot galvanizes Albania.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
11 March 2015
Kazakhstan’s Septuagenarian President Eyes Five More Years, U.S. Diplomat Says Russia Continues to Violate Cease-Fire

Plus, Bosnia delays vote on Adriatic dispute with Montenegro, and Kyrgyzstan’s ‘foreign agent’ bill clears a key hurdle.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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10 March 2015
More Economic Jitters in Moscow and Astana, Baku Hit on Rights Record Ahead of European Games

Plus, Kosovo moves ahead with plans to try ex-KLA leaders for war crimes, and the TAPI pipeline gets some welcome positive news.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
9 March 2015
Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder

Plus, Kazakhstan’s longtime leader hints at retirement, and the Czech president says universities are turning out too many lawyers and economists.

By Timothy Spence
 
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4 March 2015
Croatian President Tempers Rhetoric for Sarajevo Visit, Hungary Classifies Details of Russian Nuclear Deal

Plus, more outbreaks of mystery diseases in Kazakhstan and traces of a dictator vanish from a Russian gulag camp where thousands toiled on his orders.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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
 

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