Belarus

15 September 2014
Kyiv Says Some NATO Countries Send Arms, Report Shines Light on Plight of Russian Orphans

Plus, a Moldovan newspaper is threatened after an expose of a leading cleric, and Belarus isn’t the worst bully in the neighborhood anymore.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
28 July 2014
Russia Hit With Massive Yukos Judgment, Georgia Charges Saakashvili With Abusing Office

Plus, a Macedonian archeologist is jailed in smuggling case and a Bosnian leader decries flood donors’ mistrust.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
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
 

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