Belarus

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
 
10 October 2014
Whose Freedom? Premium
For Belarus’ pro-democracy opposition, gay rights remains a toxic issue.
By Volha Charnysh
 
1 October 2014
Ukraine Gears for a Tense Election, Germany Relives a Key Moment of 1989

Plus, stolen art from Yanukovych’s collection turns up in Belarus, and Tajikistan’s chief mufti outlaws criticism of the secular regime.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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
 

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