Serbia

17 April 2015
Yet Another Activist Sentenced in Baku, Bosnian Crime Gang Gets 95 Years

Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
10 April 2015
Playing the Wild Card in Belgrade

What does Serbia’s increasingly close link with Russia mean for its EU accession, or for the EU itself?

By Barbara Frye
 
8 April 2015
Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk

Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
31 March 2015
New Revelations in Litvinenko Inquiry, Seselj Vows to Stay in Serbia

Plus, Kazakhstan and China sign a $23 billion economic package and a bold Wagner staging costs Novosibirsk’s opera chief his job.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
30 March 2015
A City of Two Tales

In western Kosovo, a church visit and its fallout tighten a Gordian knot of ethnic tension and mutual victimhood. 

By Uffe Andersen
 
26 March 2015
Kyrgyzstan Courts EU, Russia; Human Traffickers Busted

Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist sees her family, and a Chechen lawmaker threatens to send big guns to Mexico.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
25 March 2015
Poroshenko Sacks Feisty Governor, Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a Hurdle

Plus, German courts refuse to send Bulgarian convicts home to filthy jails; report alleges Gulnara Karimov made billions by arm-twisting foreign investors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
20 March 2015
Europe Presses Moscow on Ukraine Peace Deal, Report Claims Russian-Made Missile Downed MH17

Plus, Azerbaijan releases two of dozens of political prisoners, and Serbians are urged to be careful where they throw their hand grenades.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
19 March 2015
Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects, Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture

Plus, rights groups accuse Ukrainian Army and rebels of using cluster bombs and Kyrgyzstan begins legalizing the underground economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
27 February 2015
Ukraine Expels Russian Journalists, EU Urges Balkan Clampdown on Asylum Seekers
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s leader blasts Belarus for sheltering ‘villainous’ Bakiev brothers, and the Caspian Sea states pledge to save the endangered sturgeon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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