Ukraine

21 May 2015
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
 
19 May 2015
Russian Ex-Soldiers Face Ukraine Terrorism Trial, Latvian Cardinal Bashes Gays

Plus, Croatian leaders make a controversial visit to Ustasha massacre memorial, and Mongolia’s stalled Oyu Tolgoi mine could restart soon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 May 2015
Protesters Call for Macedonian PM to Quit, Ukraine Bans Soviet Symbols

Plus, Azerbaijan's capital gets a facelift ahead of the European Games, and gay athletes complain of unsportsmanlike conduct in Kazakhstan’s ‘nontraditional’ sex legislation.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 May 2015
Railway Hit in Odessa Blast, More Mysterious Antelope Deaths in Kazakhstan

Plus, Ukrainian de-communization drive in full swing; sex schools are a hit in Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
12 May 2015
Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released

Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
Ukraine oligarchs
11 May 2015
Media Serfdom in Ukraine

The Revolution of Dignity did not extend to the country’s press. From openDemocracy.

By Otar Dovzhenko
 
8 May 2015
EU Bent on Ukraine Trade Pact, Bosniaks Rounded up in Terror Raids

Plus, an Islamist militant from Tajikistan publicly repents and Russia’s hot new tank has a spot of trouble.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
8 May 2015
A New Look for Ukraine’s Hated Traffic Police

One of the least-trusted institutions in the country goes under the knife.

By Tatiana Kozak
 
6 May 2015
Gazprom-Ukraine Feud Heats Up, Russian Miner Wins Kyrgyz Gold Tender

Plus, Nikolic’s Kosovo plan is a ‘last hope’ for relatives of vanished Serbs, and eastern Ukraine looks increasingly like western Russia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
4 May 2015
Fighting Flares in Ukraine, More Bad News for Media in Ex-Soviet Region

Plus, Albania’s parliament votes to open secret police files, and Russia’s Night Wolves ride into Germany.

By Timothy Spence
 

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