Belarus

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
 
30 April 2015
Journalists Increasingly Muzzled, Ukraine’s Economy Increasingly Battered

Plus, a Czech court considers gay adoption and the Balkans’ population continues to dwindle. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
29 April 2015
EU Adepts Nervous Ahead of Riga Summit, Orban Calls for Death Penalty Debate

Plus, Belarusian IT leaders decry arrest of high-flying financier; embarrassment in Russia over Nazis on a billboard and undulating girls at a war monument.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
22 April 2015
Albanian Militants Stage Incident on Macedonian Border, Life Sentences for Russian Nationalist Killers

Plus, Azerbaijan considers Iran’s weapons offer in sign of growing rapport; Turkmenistan bans privately owned satellite dishes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 April 2015
Another Yanukovych Ally Dies, Russian Environmental Activist Loses Early Release Bid

Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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7 April 2015
Poroshenko Open to Autonomy Referendum, Poland to Build Towers on Russian Border

Plus, Belarusian leader signs decree fining the unemployed; Czech politicians slam president over planned Moscow trip.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
1 April 2015
Post-Easter Attack Predicted in Ukraine, More Deaths on Bulgarian Border

Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
17 March 2015
Cold Reception for Kyiv’s Autonomy Offer, Papal Envoy Welcomed in Belarus
Plus, details of Russian ‘troll factories’ emerge and Hungary adjusts to new restrictions on Sunday shopping.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
27 February 2015
Ukraine Expels Russian Journalists, EU Urges Balkan Clampdown on Asylum Seekers
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s leader blasts Belarus for sheltering ‘villainous’ Bakiev brothers, and the Caspian Sea states pledge to save the endangered sturgeon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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