Lithuania

16 September 2014
Assault Spotlights Gay Rights in Serbia, Tajikistan Releases Jailed Scholar
Plus, a Slovenian journalist faces prison for publishing ‘state secrets,’ and Lithuania looks east for new export markets.
By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
10 September 2014
Ex-Yugoslav Spymasters Face Murder Trial, Russia Hunts Lithuanian Draft Dodgers

Plus, Uzbekistan gears up for vital cotton harvest and Mongolia’s criminal defamation law comes under scrutiny.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
3 September 2014
The Monumental Monday-Morning Baltic Hangover

The Baltic states are leaking people, human capital, and public spirit. And they invested heavily in the neoliberal austerity dogma. Are the two phenomena related?

By Leonidas Donskis
 
26 August 2014
Minsk Summit Opens as Ukraine Fighting Escalates, More Ferghana Valley Border Clashes

Plus, Albanian police launch another weed-killing campaign, and divers seek buried treasure under Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
25 August 2014
Lithuanian Envoy Killed in Ukraine, Abkhazia Elects a Hawk
Plus, Kosovo could be headed for yet another election,and Bosnia keeps its fingers crossed for a big oil find.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
19 August 2014
Sputtering Truce Talks in Ukraine, Paramilitary Drills at Kids’ Church Camp in Serbia

Plus, Bosnian archivists struggle to save precious documents after the February violence and Russia's oil tsar defends his reputation.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
7 August 2014
Russia Set to Restrict Food Imports, Maidan Holdouts Fight Clearing of Tent Camp

Plus, Albania takes aim at suspected diploma mills and Uzbekistani bondholders get a nasty surprise. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
4 August 2014
Poland’s Shale Prospects Dim Again, Sanctions Ground Russian Low-Cost Carrier

Plus, Bulgaria finally chooses between Russia and the West for a new nuke project, and more Lithuanians embrace NATO troops on their soil.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
29 July 2014
Lithuania: The Incredible Shrinking University Degree
The allure of a university diploma gives way to the security of vocational training in the post-2008 economy.
By Linas Jegelevicius
 
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
 

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