Latvia


26 February 2015
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
24 February 2015
Hungary-Russia Nuke Deal Under Scrutiny, Bosnia Heads Toward EU

Plus, jailed activists in Azerbaijan face more charges and time behind bars, and Russia’s crisis hammers the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
23 February 2015
Latvia Torn Between Money and Fear of Russia
The Ukraine crisis and Russia’s politics have fed a huge demand for Latvia’s residency-for-investment program. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Inga Springe and Sanita Jemberga
 
5 February 2015
Azerbaijan Tightens Screws on Media, Poland Sets Presidential Election Date

Plus, cash-strapped Mongolia asks for IMF assistance, and Turkmenistanis line up to buy dollars as economic bad news mounts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
26 January 2015
Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank

Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president

By Timothy Spence and Barbara Frye
 

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
 

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