Czech Republic

27 November 2014
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
25 November 2014
Poison Letters Put Czech Police on Alert, Russian Loan for French Nationalists

Plus, Georgia and her allies decry Russia-Abkhazia pact; Estonia opens its e-government platform to the world.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
14 November 2014
Did the Iron Curtain Really Fall?

Borders that once kept people in now keep them out.

By Zhanyl Sagynbaeva and Filip Novotny
 
11 November 2014
In Search of Lost Time

Overcome with nostalgia for the wonder of 25 years ago, our columnist offers his own definition of ‘transformation fatigue.’

By Martin Ehl
 
Yuriy Boyko

28 October 2014
Ukraine’s Pro-European Parties in Coalition Talks, Poland Shifts Troops to East
Plus, slumping oil prices force Kazakhstan to trim its budget; Baltics welcome floating energy platform.
By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

23 October 2014
Poroshenko Bloc Tipped to Win Ukraine Elections, Kosovo Enters Olympic Movement

Plus, Zagreb’s jailed mayor thunders his innocence and Hungary steps up the pressure on a Norwegian-funded NGO.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
22 October 2014
The Czech Republic’s Final TRANS Action

The country is jettisoning one of the keys to its post-revolution identity, and nobody seems to care.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
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
 
1 October 2014
Czech Roma Under the Swastika

Only a tenth of Roma survived extermination during the Nazi protectorate. Some even thanks to ‘white people.’ From Respekt.

By Silvie Lauder
 
24 September 2014
The Mysterious Crimes of Valdice, Part 3
Some of the worst brutality of Communist Czechoslovakia happened in a place most people have never heard of. From Respekt.
By Petr Tresnak
 

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