Ukraine

1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
29 August 2014
The Russian Invasion and the Deaths Putin Didn’t Mention

Why should Russia be in no doubt of ‘serious consequences’ when even evidence of direct Russian involvement in Ukraine spurs only rehashed old warnings from the West?

By Halya Coynash
 
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28 August 2014
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
 
27 August 2014
Putin Talks Trade at Peace Summit, Hungary’s Orban Aims to End Immigration

Plus, Russia’s oil tsar wins another lawsuit and major Czech and Slovak utilities could merge.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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
 
21 August 2014
Investigative Journalism Attacked in Serbia, Four Arrested in Moscow Flag Stunt

Plus, Zagreb takes on the right, and Prague scrambles to save jobs.

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer

Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye 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
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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