- 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
- 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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