19 October 2015
CIS Leaders Agree to Extend Military Cooperation Premium

Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed 17 agreements on military cooperation.

12 October 2015
Terrorists Escape Kyrgyzstan Prison Premium
Three guards killed as Islamist inmates break out.
8 October 2015
Bulgaria Denies Kyrgyzstan Extradition Request Premium

Canadian mining company ex-CEO faces ‘trumped-up’ corruption charges.

5 October 2015
Kyrgyzstan Votes In Six Pro-Russian Parties Premium

Central Asia’s only country with an ‘even nominal parliamentary democracy’ votes for status quo.

Andrey Nekrasov 100
11 August 2015
Russia, Lithuania Tussle Over Reporter’s Extradition, EU Finds Billions for Migrant Aid Premium
Plus, IMF call to tax the poor puts Albania in a dilemma, and a Bernini masterpiece resurfaces only to vanish from Slovakia.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
6 August 2015
Ukraine Warns of ‘Last Chance’ for Debt Compromise, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Send Troops to Border Premium
Plus, three accused in brutal attack on Croatian investigative journalist and France and Russia scupper the Mistral warship deal.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
Raivis Dzintars 100

5 August 2015
More EU Anti-Migrant Protests, Russia Unveils Aerospace Force Premium

Plus, latest Ukrainian peace talks end in acrimony; Kyrgyzstan looks ahead to elections as it mends fences with Moscow.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
29 July 2015
Balkan Migrants Face Tougher Lives in Germany, Moscow Bans Major U.S. Foundation Premium
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s go-slow policy on cleaning up nuclear waste, and if you think it’s scorching hot where you are in Europe, you’re not alone.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
27 July 2015
Russia Set to Veto MH17 Resolution, Orban Lashes Out at Refugees, European Left Premium
Plus, a detained Azerbaijani journalist appears in court, and Serbia vows to keep Kosovo out of UNESCO.
By Timothy Spence
23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award Premium

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin



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