Tajikistan

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
 
2 July 2014
Russia Bans Internet ‘Extremism,’ Bulgaria Faces New EU Sanctions

Plus, more bad news for Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil project, and supporters fear for the safety of an academic detained in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
30 June 2014
Russia Mounts Massive Military Exercises, Montenegrin Court SuspendsTabloid for Tarring Activist

Plus, scandals prompt Serbia to mull vetting officials’ academic claims and the Eurasian Union remains open to Ukrainian imports – for now. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
20 June 2014
A Researcher Vanishes in Tajikistan, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Gets a Boost

Plus, Macedonia gets a new-old government, and Czech scientists say they have a Lyme disease vaccine.

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Madeleine Stern
 

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