Moldova

25 May 2015
Russia’s Expansionist Disease

How the ‘Crimea virus’ is eating away at the country’s foreign and domestic ambitions.

By Andreas Umland
 
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
 
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
 
13 April 2015
Moldovan Anti-Fascists in the Dock

Critics on the left say the Western-leaning government is suppressing fundamental freedoms in a campaign against an illusory Ukraine-inspired insurrection.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
 
9 April 2015
More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants

Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
26 March 2015
The EU’s Dangerous Indulgence of Moldova

By countenancing a bunch of venal pols, as long as they’re pro-EU, Brussels erodes its own support among Moldovans. From openDemocracy.

By Alexandr Voronovici
 
24 March 2015
Bellwether Balkan Fish at Risk from Dams, Gagauzia Strengthens Ties to Moscow

Plus, a new twist in Albania’s political murder scandal, and experts say China is outpacing Russia in the 21st-century ‘great game.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 March 2015
Caucasus Gas Pipeline Breaks Ground; U.S., Europe Condemn South Ossetia’s New Deal With Moscow

Plus, Kyrgyzstani leader’s secretive trip to Moldova sets the rumor mill turning, and health experts warn that TB remains a major killer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
5 March 2015
Greece Seeks to Sidestep Kremlin Import Ban, Ukraine Says Gazprom Blocking Fuel Supply

Plus, Croatia will vote on Adriatic drilling, and Kyrgyzstan does away with final exams in Uzbek.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
20 February 2015
Groups Lay Out Serbian Media’s Plight, Privatizations Planned in Bosnia
Plus, currency and export woes pose problems for Moldova’s new government, and Croatia gears up for more oil and gas drilling.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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