Tajikistan

22 October 2014
Cluster Bomb Charge Stings Kyiv, New Balkan Governments in the Offing

Plus, Hungary proposes a tax on Internet data and Tajikistan claims it foiled a major Islamist terror attack.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
8 October 2014
Shortage of Monitors Imperils Ukraine Cease-Fire, Romania Investigates Lukoil Operations

Plus, Dushanbe denies it blocked websites to stifle a protest and Serbian students stage mass rallies against a new education law.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 October 2014
Blasts Rock Bulgarian Explosives Plant, Russian Claim of Huge Mass Graves in Donetsk Unravels

Plus, an investigative reporter faces charges in Baku and NASA marks a milestone in Aral Sea shrinking.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
1 October 2014
Ukraine Gears for a Tense Election, Germany Relives a Key Moment of 1989

Plus, stolen art from Yanukovych’s collection turns up in Belarus, and Tajikistan’s chief mufti outlaws criticism of the secular regime.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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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