Ukraine

23 April 2014
Navalny Faces Second Trial in Week, Lukashenka Makes Overtures to West

Plus, Serbs are angered by a planned Pristina church demolition and Caspian Sea countries hash out energy and conservation issues.

By Ky Krauthamer Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki
 
 Rauf Mirkadyrov
22 April 2014
Reporters Accused of Spying in Ukraine, Azerbaijan

Plus, a Hitler-themed magazine raises eyebrows in Almaty, and a Russian social media magnate says the Kremlin backed his ouster.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
18 April 2014
In Donetsk, the Uses of Anti-Semitism
Were those vile leaflets handed out this week a sick joke? A reverse-smear campaign?
By Halya Coynash
 
18 April 2014
Controversial Rights Bill Passes First Hurdle in Georgia, Kyiv Eyes Judicial Purge

Plus, northern Kosovo's Serbs tell the EU to get lost, and Uzbekistan turns kindergarten teachers into farm managers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Erin Murphy
 
17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
16 April 2014
Russian TV Banned in the Baltics, Ukraine Pleads for Slovak Gas

Plus, the Hague tribunal rejects Mladic’s attempt to stop his genocide trial and Bulgarian g-men seize thousands of antique artifacts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer and Lily Sieradzki
 
16 April 2014
Putin and the European Right: A Love Story

Apologists for the Russian leader are poised to make big gains in the EU elections next month.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
15 April 2014
Long-Distance Friendships

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in Central Europe.

By Martin Ehl
 
15 April 2014
New Armenian Premier Named, Russia Braces for Early Fire Season

Plus, Lavrov accuses the West of double standards on Ukrainian press freedom, and a former U.S. envoy to Kosovo paves a golden road to a new career.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
14 April 2014
Another Siege in Eastern Ukraine, Serbia Takes Aim at Tax Cheats

Plus, a report alleges evidence tampering in the probe of the Riga supermarket collapse and Russians in Estonia reject separatism. 

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

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