Belarus

3 July 2014
Hungary Could Land in Fiscal Doghouse, Risks from Afghanistan ‘Exaggerated’ in Central Asia

Plus, U.S. submits its new Russia envoy to Moscow for approval, and plagiarism mars academic research in Kazakhstan.

By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
30 June 2014
Russia Mounts Massive Military Exercises, Montenegrin Court SuspendsTabloid for Tarring Activist

Plus, scandals prompt Serbia to mull vetting officials’ academic claims and the Eurasian Union remains open to Ukrainian imports – for now. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
Aleksandar Vucic
24 June 2014
Serbia’s Police Chiefs Get the Boot, Belarus Activist Unexpectedly Freed

Plus, Lithuania gets a green light to join the euro, and violence erupts in northern Kosovo.

By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
3 June 2014
Belarus May Impose ‘Serfdom,’ Kosovo Teeters Toward Vital Election

Plus, Montenegro’s odds of NATO membership on the rise, and a master craftsman revives an ancient art in Uzbekistan. 

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson and Madeleine Stern
 
30 May 2014
Downed Ukrainian Helicopter Kills 14 Soldiers, Putin Forms Eurasian Trade Bloc

Plus, a leading Hungarian opposition leader quits, and Russia arrests an alleged Islamic terrorist leader.

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Rebecca Johnson
 
22 May 2014
Dissension in Ukraine’s Rebel Ranks, NATO Flexes Muscles in the Baltics

Plus, Minsk gets a Russian loan for its first nuke plant and three former Kosovo war-crimes suspects go on the lam.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 
19 May 2014
Balkans, Caucasus Counting Costs of Natural Disasters

Plus, protests as another Russian rocket fails over Kazakhstan and analysts assess the peacemaking qualities of Ukrainian presidential frontrunner Poroshenko.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
13 May 2014
Grybauskaite on Track for Re-Election, Estonia’s Economic Recovery Slows

Plus, most Macedonian parties boycott the presidential inauguration and Belarus turns back a gadfly Polish politician at the border.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
12 May 2014
Russian Largesse Wins Belarusian Loyalty, Russian Threats Provoke Moldovan Ire

Plus, Kyrgyzstan leads the region in maternal deaths and Armenia’s civil society protests Russian envoy’s remarks. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Lily Sieradzki
 
8 May 2014
Minsk Silences Activists on Eve of World Hockey Tourney, Ukrainian Cities Look to Curb Energy Waste

Plus, Albania seeks exploration bids from big oil players, and a questionable land deal fells Croatia’s finance minister.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Lily Sieradzki
 

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