Belarus

13 August 2015
Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From Leaving
Plus, Belarus censors distance-learning packet sent to political prisoner, and witness protection among new Kosovo court’s biggest challenges
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
12 August 2015
Russia Puts Screws on Small Farmers, Belarus Tries to Cope With Ukrainian Migrants

Plus, WWF releases 50,000 baby Danube sturgeons in effort to save the endangered fish, and Serbia and Kosovo recognize each other’s car insurance schemes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
21 July 2015
Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move
Plus, Belarus bars jailed politician from presidential run and mystery deepens around five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
10 July 2015
A Black Eye for Croatia and Romania, Poland Legislators Debate IVF

Plus, a Serbian war-crimes suspect is extradited to Croatia and a Russian court date is set for Ukrainian filmmaker’s trial.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Clare Speak
 
19 June 2015
Kyrgyz Friend of Boston Bomber Jailed, Pope’s Climate Change Talk Angers Poles

Plus, Belarus blocks access to a lifestyle website, and fears grow about press freedom in Croatia after journalist’s dismissal.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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19 June 2015
Belarus: A Nation of Parasites
In the Soviet Union, anyone without an official job could be charged with ‘parasitism’ and punished. Now Belarus has revived the idea. From openDemocracy.
By Ekaterina Loushnikova
 
5 June 2015
Russian IS Recruit Stopped in Turkey, Chechnya Rights Group Attacked

Plus, Canada’s leader says Putin’s Russia should stay out of G-7 and Bosnia embraces the pope’s visit.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
3 June 2015
EU Brokers Macedonian Political Deal, New MH17 Crash Evidence Revealed

Plus, work begins on Gazprom’s gas pipeline to China, and Lukashenka says Russia’s troubles are battering the Belarusian economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Casper Frederiksen
 
21 May 2015
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
 
12 May 2015
Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released

Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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