- 26 November 2014
- Pretty Words from Turkmenistan
Proposed reforms are empty gestures, aimed at shushing Western critics. From IWPR.
- By Vyacheslav Mamedov
- 7 November 2014
- Turkmenistan Seeks New Gas Markets
- Could a pipeline across war-torn Afghanistan be the key to Ashgabat’s energy security? From EurasiaNet.org.
- By Chris Rickleton
- 25 September 2014
- Turkmenistan’s 'Medieval' Prison Exposed, Ukraine Reporter Threatened
Plus, Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade may finally happen, and Uzbekistani activists and journalists get special passports.
- By S. Adam Cardais, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
- 19 September 2014
- Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot
Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan.
- By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
- 29 August 2014
- FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin
Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.
- By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
- 20 August 2014
- Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer
Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.
- By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
- 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
- 13 June 2014
- Ukraine Braces for Gas Cutoff, IMU Claims Responsibility in Karachi Airport Attack
Plus, Google and YouTube are blocked in Tajikistan and Romania looks for a big payday in utility sale.
- By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
- 12 June 2014
- The Noose Tightens for Democracy in Eurasia, Bulgaria’s Leader Poised to Resign
Plus, Croatia will try a Hungarian energy exec in absentia and a major Macedonian university launches studies in family values and ‘deviance.’
- By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
- 10 June 2014
- Ukraine to Open Refugee Corridors, Czechs Warn Albania Over CEZ Affair
Plus, Turkmenistan is edgy over increasing cross-border militant attacks and a court says Hungary’s controversial Jobbik party is not extremist.
- By Ky Krauthamer, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
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