Armenia

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
 
12 May 2015
Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released

Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
29 April 2015
EU Adepts Nervous Ahead of Riga Summit, Orban Calls for Death Penalty Debate

Plus, Belarusian IT leaders decry arrest of high-flying financier; embarrassment in Russia over Nazis on a billboard and undulating girls at a war monument.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
27 April 2015
Nazarbaev Wins Fifth Term in Astana, Armenia Marks Genocide Centenary

Plus, Putin says U.S. spies backed Islamic rebels in the North Caucasus, and Poland plans to block a Russian motorcycle gang.

By Timothy Spence
 
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
 
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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
 

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