Belarus

6 January 2015
EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency

Plus, Belarus eases foreign currency restrictions and a key Milosevic witness may sue the Hague tribunal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
5 January 2015
A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches

Plus, adopting the euro draws Lithuania closer to the West, and Turkmenistan slashes its currency.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
22 December 2014
Beijing Extends Moscow a Helping Hand, Russian Allies Proffer Ukraine Mediation

Plus, Belarus cracks down on foreign currency trading, and Hungary struggles to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
19 December 2014
The Lukashenka Code
Book excerpt: Why is the Belarusian leader so reviled in the West yet so firmly entrenched at home?
By Grigory Ioffe
 
18 December 2014
Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
16 December 2014
Accreditation Crunch

Belarusian journalists working for foreign media outlets used to get warnings. Now they’re getting trials.

By Tanya Korovenkova
 
9 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Outlook Brightens, Baltic States in Flurry of Energy Deals

Plus, a missing Belarusian journalist turns up in KGB detention and Hungarian lawmakers debate drug tests for kids and journalists.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
4 December 2014
Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine

Plus, Lukashenka lashes out at a Russian food ban and South Caucasus rivals wage a proxy war over the region’s favorite bread.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
 
21 November 2014
Lukashenka Crawls Out of the Doghouse

The Belarusian strongman’s stock has risen as his countrymen look nervously on the turmoil in Ukraine.

By Volha Khvoin
 

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