Belarus

19 December 2014
The Lukashenka Code
Book excerpt: Why is the Belarusian leader so reviled in the West yet so firmly entrenched at home?
By Grigory Ioffe
 
18 December 2014
Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
16 December 2014
Accreditation Crunch

Belarusian journalists working for foreign media outlets used to get warnings. Now they’re getting trials.

By Tanya Korovenkova
 
9 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Outlook Brightens, Baltic States in Flurry of Energy Deals

Plus, a missing Belarusian journalist turns up in KGB detention and Hungarian lawmakers debate drug tests for kids and journalists.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
4 December 2014
Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine

Plus, Lukashenka lashes out at a Russian food ban and South Caucasus rivals wage a proxy war over the region’s favorite bread.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
 
21 November 2014
Lukashenka Crawls Out of the Doghouse

The Belarusian strongman’s stock has risen as his countrymen look nervously on the turmoil in Ukraine.

By Volha Khvoin
 

7 November 2014
Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out, Putin Says Politics Behind Oil Price Drop

Plus, Belarus expels a rights activist over traffic violations and a right-wing Polish politician says his case proves the ubiquity of police brutality.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
3 November 2014
Ponta, Iohannis to Battle for Romanian Presidency, Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions Vote

Plus, EU officials reportedly pressure Kosovo journalist, and builders find Jewish gravestones in foundations of Soviet-era Belarusian homes.

By Timothy Spence
 

23 October 2014
Poroshenko Bloc Tipped to Win Ukraine Elections, Kosovo Enters Olympic Movement

Plus, Zagreb’s jailed mayor thunders his innocence and Hungary steps up the pressure on a Norwegian-funded NGO.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 

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