Latvia


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
 
4 November 2014
Kyiv May End Cease-Fire, Russian Bug Infects CIS Economies
Plus, oil majors compete for Croatian oil and gas tenders; Latvia’s controversial Ask.fm teen site relocates to Ireland
By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
24 October 2014
Ukraine Girds for Election Interference, U.S. Businessmen Claim Shakedown in Albania

Plus, expat Russian journalists aim to beam news back home, and Georgia jails ex-officials for prison torture.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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16 October 2014
Putin Warns of Revived Nazism, Kosovo Boy Freed from Syrian Jihadists

Plus, Serbian and Albanian leaders trade accusations over Belgrade soccer fiasco, and Kyrgyzstan loses another legal battle to a Western mining company.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
6 October 2014
Fire Not Ceased in Ukraine, Bulgarian Opposition Looking at Messy Coalition

Plus, Latvia’s pro-Russian party fares well but will likely stay out of government and Putin signs law to green-light post-Soviet trading bloc.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
5 September 2014
Latvia’s Neo-Bolshevik Firebrand

'Power in Latvia is concentrated in the hands of the bourgeoisie and far right political parties,’ activist Beness Aijo says. From EurasiaNet.org

By Mike Collier
 
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1 July 2014
Ukraine Slides Back Into Violence, Six Convicted in Skopje Mass Murder

Plus, Croatia and Macedonia take opposite tacks on same-sex marriage and a controversial art show opens in St. Petersburg to mixed reviews.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
RussianMedia100
19 June 2014
Russia’s Media Imperialism Premium

A revanchist Kremlin exports its own toxic brand of media management.

By Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung
 
5 May 2014
Odessa’s Jews on Evacuation Alert, Russia Launches Choppers Near the Baltics

Plus, Albania grants tax delinquents an amnesty, and is Moscow waging a new kind of war?

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Lily Sieradzki
 
28 April 2014
Europe, U.S. Weigh More Russia Sanctions, UN Urges Belarus to End Executions

Plus, military suicides continue to alarm in Azerbaijan and the U.S. sends more troops to reassure Poland and the Baltics.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Lily Sieradzki
 

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