Mongolia


26 February 2015
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 February 2015
Russia-Backed Rebels Seize Debaltseve, Putin Visits an EU Ally
Plus, Croatia’s ex-president is implicated in a Finnish bribery trial, and falling water in Lake Baikal sets off alarms.
By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
5 February 2015
Azerbaijan Tightens Screws on Media, Poland Sets Presidential Election Date

Plus, cash-strapped Mongolia asks for IMF assistance, and Turkmenistanis line up to buy dollars as economic bad news mounts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
30 January 2015
Minsk Plans Another Round of Ukraine Talks, Slovaks to Vote on Gay Marriage

Plus, Serbia’s military chief faces new Kosovo allegations, and Mongolia gets a taste of SMS democracy.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
29 January 2015
West Mulls Response to Escalation in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Extends Reporter's Detention
Plus, warnings of a 'new authoritarianism' in the Balkans and mounting repression in Kazakhstan.
By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
23 January 2015
Poroshenko Insists on ‘Unitary’ Ukraine, Top Schools in Tajikistan Under Threat

Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Will Sandeman
 
12 January 2015
Croatians Elect First Woman President, Warsaw Launches Airlift Operation in Ukraine

Plus, NATO’s chief says disputed eastern Ukraine is calmer, and Baku accuses Armenia of repeated truce violations.

By Timothy Spence
 
26 November 2014
Kazakhstan Bans Child Jihadi Video, Russia Cracks Down on Capital Flight

Plus, Yerevan and Baku trade more barbs over helicopter shootdown and Uzbekistan lays claim to a sliver of Afghan territory.

By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
18 November 2014
Russia-West Rhetoric Ratchets Up, Georgian Convicted of Mid-2000s Mutiny

Plus, the golden arches will rise in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan’s leader says his country must be a partner for Russia. 

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
6 November 2014
Russian Doctors March Against Harsh Reform; EU Opens EULEX Probe

Plus, SOCAR’s purchase of Greek company comes under scrutiny, and an aged Romanian accused of murdering dissidents says he was only following orders.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 

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