Kyrgyzstan

17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
31 March 2014
Ukraine’s Presidential Favorite Rejects Federalization; Would Russia Annex Finland?

Plus, a tycoon-philanthropist will be Slovakia’s next president and Kyrgyzstan adopts a harsh anti-gay law.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Annabel Lau, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
German Gref
25 March 2014
Ukrainian Nationalist Killed in Shootout, Leading Russian Banker Raises Sanctions Fears

Plus, Saakashvili will not go home to face questioning in Zhvania case, and Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan look to resolve border clash.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Marketa Horazna, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
19 March 2014
Crimean Tatars May be Evicted, Kyrgyzstan’s Government Crumbles

Plus, more reports of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov’s death and Azerbaijan sends two opposition leaders to prison for inciting unrest.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Sarah Fluck, and Lily Sieradzki
 
12 March 2014
The Crimean Crisis Sparks Fear in Kyrgyzstan

Some are second-guessing the decision to send the Americans packing from the Manas air base.

By Askar Erkebaev
 
6 March 2014
Russia, Ukraine Skirmish in Cyber Space, Czechs Score Huge Heroin Bust

Plus, Kosovo to get its own army and a human rights report provokes an anti-gay backlash in Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Sarah Fluck
 
3 March 2014
Crimea Incursion Triggers Diplomatic Flurry, Hungary Seeing Historic Exodus

Plus, a Montenegrin journalist gets a police guard and an air base in Kyrgyzstan sends off its last NATO refueling mission.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Annabel Lau, and Lily Sieradzki
 
27 February 2014
Threats to Ukraine’s New Order, Labor Protests in Croatia

Plus, Latvia and Lithuania are tipped to lead EU growth this year and Kyrgyzstan’s opposition wants a referendum on the Customs Union.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
Yevgeny Vitishko
13 February 2014
Judge in Ukrainian Protest Case Killed, Ex-Labor Camp Commander Faces Charges in Romania

Plus, a Sochi Olympic eco-activist to serve three years for painting a fence, and Kyrgyzstan investigates alleged threats from a Uighur separatist group.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
 
11 February 2014
Gay Hating: It’s Not Just a Russian Thing

A couple of recent reports remind us that it’s dangerous to be gay in a wide swath of the post-communist world.

By Sarah Fluck
 

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