Tajikistan

30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
16 September 2014
Assault Spotlights Gay Rights in Serbia, Tajikistan Releases Jailed Scholar
Plus, a Slovenian journalist faces prison for publishing ‘state secrets,’ and Lithuania looks east for new export markets.
By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 August 2014
Minsk Summit Opens as Ukraine Fighting Escalates, More Ferghana Valley Border Clashes

Plus, Albanian police launch another weed-killing campaign, and divers seek buried treasure under Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
31 July 2014
Tajikistan’s Opposition Feels the Heat Ahead of Elections Premium
Party leaders say the government has stepped up harassment and attacks leading into elections early next year. From IWPR.
By Qayumarsi Ato
 
30 July 2014
Atrocities Probe Points to Top Figures in Kosovo, Russia Sanctions Bite Major Energy Companies

Plus, Hungary’s leader embraces ‘illiberal democracy’ and Central Asian countries are again named religion bullies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Piers Lawson, and Erin Murphy
 
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29 July 2014
Yatsenyuk Calls for ‘War Tax,’ Russia Puts Bite on McDonald’s

Plus, Central Asian neighbors seek to cool Ferghana Valley dispute and an Armenia court delivers a potentially devastating press freedom ruling.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
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22 July 2014
Soccer Stars in Donetsk Mutiny, Poland Challenges EU Tobacco Rules

Plus, opposition leader’s lawyer arrested in Tajikistan and Bosnia mourns victims of 1992 massacre.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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14 July 2014
Tajikistan’s New Roots Music Premium
Relatively quickly, jazz has found a home in the traditional tunes of this mountain country.
By Jamila Sujud
 
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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
 

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