Ukraine

23 January 2015
Crimea’s Vanishing Religious Communities

Re-registration requirements and other red tape are driving out priests, nuns, even visiting imams. From Forum 18.

By Felix Corley
 
23 January 2015
Poroshenko Insists on ‘Unitary’ Ukraine, Top Schools in Tajikistan Under Threat

Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Will Sandeman
 
21 January 2015
Lavrov Calls for New Ukraine Cease-Fire, Russians Offered Free Land in Far East

Plus, governments scramble to defend currencies against the skyrocketing Swiss franc, and Armenia takes a fresh look at EU integration.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
20 January 2015
Fighting Nears Central Donetsk, Balkan Neighbors at Odds Over Trepca Mine

Plus, bomb blasts shake Albania’s second city and a major Eurasian communications link comes closer to reality.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
19 January 2015
No New Cease-Fire for Ukraine, Mass Killing in Armenia Prompts a Call from Putin

Plus, jihadists reportedly expand their recruitment drive in Kyrgyzstan, and rights groups protest the jailing of a Macedonian journalist. 

By Timothy Spence
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 
15 January 2015
Donetsk Explodes Again, Polish Government Takes on Miners

Plus, Croatia’s new leader takes flak from the neighbors, and Russia says transsexuals are not banned from driving.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
13 January 2015
Ukrainian Soldier in Russian Prison Continues Hunger Strike, Russian Soldier Held in Armenian Mass Killing

Plus, Ukraine’s fugitive former president ends up on Interpol’s list, and the Czech crown is this year’s laggard.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
12 January 2015
Croatians Elect First Woman President, Warsaw Launches Airlift Operation in Ukraine

Plus, NATO’s chief says disputed eastern Ukraine is calmer, and Baku accuses Armenia of repeated truce violations.

By Timothy Spence
 
9 January 2015
EU Views Diverge on Sanctions, Bosnian Serb Lawmaker Faces Srebrenica Charges

Plus, Tajikistan puts troops on the Afghan border, and Polish coal miners stage an underground protest.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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