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17 November 2015
Mongolian Unionist’s Desperate Protest Over Failed Mines Policy
Drastic fall-off in foreign investment reflects distrust of indecisive government.
12 October 2015
Mongolia Mulls Scrapping Corruption Cases Premium
Ministers propose new version of a vetoed law granting amnesty to convicted fraudsters.
2 October 2015
Global Trends Hit Mongolian Economy Premium

The country’s lifeline is its mining industry, but Chinese and other foreign interest is waning.

19 May 2015
Russian Ex-Soldiers Face Ukraine Terrorism Trial, Latvian Cardinal Bashes Gays Premium

Plus, Croatian leaders make a controversial visit to Ustasha massacre memorial, and Mongolia’s stalled Oyu Tolgoi mine could restart soon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
23 March 2015
NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders Premium

Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.

By Timothy Spence
3 March 2015
Russia Bars Some Nemtsov Mourners, Ukraine Pushes Austerity Measures Premium

Plus, Mongolia is hit with a major arbitration penalty and Macedonia’s ruling party explains its call for a ‘fight.’

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen

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

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 Premium
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 Premium

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 Premium

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



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