Macedonia

23 March 2015
NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders

Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.

By Timothy Spence
 
12 March 2015
Russia Denies Torture of Nemtsov Murder Suspects, Macedonian Political War Escalates

Plus, Poland becomes the latest Russian neighbor to revive military conscription, and Tajikistan tries a go-easy approach with Islamic State fighters.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

5 March 2015
Coup d’état or Macedonia’s Snowden Moment?
The opposition’s accusations of large-scale, government-led wiretapping have rocked the country. From LSEE.
By Nenad Markovikj
 
3 March 2015
Russia Bars Some Nemtsov Mourners, Ukraine Pushes Austerity Measures

Plus, Mongolia is hit with a major arbitration penalty and Macedonia’s ruling party explains its call for a ‘fight.’

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

26 February 2015
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 February 2015
Fighting Rages Despite Ukraine Truce, Romania Deploys Soft Power in Moldova
Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist faces new charges and Serbia honors U.S. academic Noam Chomsky on Statehood Day.
By Timothy Spence
 
4 February 2015
Ukrainian Rebels Claim First Air Strike, UN Court Dismisses Yugoslav Genocide Cases

Plus, Macedonia’s high-level spying scandal deepens with secret video broadcast, and Gazprom announces plans to trim Central Asian gas imports.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
2 February 2015
Kyiv Appeals for Non-Lethal Aid; Macedonian Party Boss Accused of Colluding with Spies

Plus, Budapest demonstrators tell Orban to ‘scram,’ and fire devastates a prized Moscow library.

By Timothy Spence
 
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
 
11 December 2014
U.S. Torture Report Reverberates in Eastern Europe, Australia Might Send Coals to Kyiv

Plus, Macedonia’s EU Accession talks are put off, again, and Uzbekistan welcomes a Russian role in Central Asia.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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