Armenia

15 April 2014
New Armenian Premier Named, Russia Braces for Early Fire Season

Plus, Lavrov accuses the West of double standards on Ukrainian press freedom, and a former U.S. envoy to Kosovo paves a golden road to a new career.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
4 April 2014
Armenian Government Collapses, Ukrainian Oligarch Faces Bribery Charges

Plus, Moldova wins EU visa-free travel and Bulgaria’s EU funding comes under a cloud.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
21 March 2014
The Baltics Get A U.S. Guarantee, Poland Speeds up Missile Defense

Plus, Armenia aims to compile a list of 1915-1916 victims and Mongolian websites get a moral scrubbing.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
11 March 2014
Hitches Hit Giant Kashagan Oil Project, Serbian Doctors Strike Over Wage Cuts

Plus, uncertainty mounts over the OSCE’s role in Crimea’s independence vote, and Slovakia’s conservatives try to head off populist Fico’s presidential run.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
5 March 2014
Russia Plans Permanent Link to Crimea, Armenia on Threshold of Customs Union

Plus, a Russian historian loses his job for criticizing military action in Crimea, and the Czech post office stops selling cigarettes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Sarah Fluck, Anna Kotlabova, Lily Sieradzki, and Karlo Marinovic
 
26 February 2014
Anxious Times for Armenian Migrants in Russia

Tighter immigration rules could sever a vital link to jobs. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Marianna Grigoryan
 
7 February 2014
Not Ready for High School

Armenia’s new college-prep curriculum produces its first graduates this year, but it’s far from realizing its potential.

By Anna Muradyan
 
Nastase arrested
7 January 2014
Sochi Olympics Security Net Draws Tighter, Another Graft Conviction for Romania’s Nastase

Plus, a mufti in Kyrgyzstan is embroiled in a sex tape scandal and pension changes get Armenians on the streets and into the courts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
Juozas Olekas
17 December 2013
Moscow Deploys Missiles on NATO Border, Armenia Condemns Karabakh Shooting

Plus, a potential Eurasian Customs Union country gets cold feet and a Pussy Riot member wins a (small) reprieve.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Karlo Marinovic
 
12 December 2013
Yanukovych ‘Intends’ to Sign EU Deal, Bosnia Probes Loss of EU Funds

Plus, economies in Southeastern Europe show signs of renewed health, and Latvia foresees a smooth euro adoption despite political uncertainty.

By S. Adam Cardais, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
 

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