Armenia

23 April 2015
EU Leaders Talk Migrant Crisis, Russia Accused of Bolstering Defenses in Eastern Ukraine

Plus, Obama angers Armenians on a historic anniversary, and Kyrgyzstan sees an uptick in underage marriages.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
13 April 2015
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass

Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.

By Timothy Spence
 
andrei purgin
7 April 2015
Poroshenko Open to Autonomy Referendum, Poland to Build Towers on Russian Border

Plus, Belarusian leader signs decree fining the unemployed; Czech politicians slam president over planned Moscow trip.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
30 March 2015
Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station

Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image.

By Timothy Spence
 
16 March 2015
Putin Weighed Nuclear Option to Protect Crimea, Ukraine’s Leader Calls for New Sanctions

Plus, Armenia’s top diplomat expresses concern about Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistani parties form alliance ahead of presidential election.

By Timothy Spence
 
12 March 2015
Was Armenia the Canary in the ‘Near-Abroad’ Coal Mine?
Russian moves vis a vis Yerevan were an early indicator of the Kremlin’s more muscular approach to its former vassal states. From openDemocracy.
By Kevork Oskanian
 
9 March 2015
Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder

Plus, Kazakhstan’s longtime leader hints at retirement, and the Czech president says universities are turning out too many lawyers and economists.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 February 2015
Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks

Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.

By Timothy Spence
 
10 February 2015
Kosovans Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor

Plus, Bosnia moves closer to a functioning government, and Hungary’s Wizz Air announces a second IPO bid.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen 
 
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
 

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