Azerbaijan

8 December 2014
Merkel Condemns Kremlin’s Actions, Rights Groups Decry Jailing of Azerbaijani Journalist

Plus, a cross honoring Serbs in Sarajevo is toppled, and a Czech telecom firm pulls an ad that poked at Poles.

By Timothy Spence
 
4 December 2014
Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine

Plus, Lukashenka lashes out at a Russian food ban and South Caucasus rivals wage a proxy war over the region’s favorite bread.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 December 2014
Azerbaijan and Iran Find Common Cause

A meeting of the minds on political Islam and radicalism heralds a break from years of recrimination.

By Thomas Liles
 
28 November 2014
Rosneft Shrugs Off Oil-Price Slide, Azerbaijani Dissident Ailing in Prison

Plus, EU’s Albania justice mission faces corruption probe, and Orban tacks back toward Europe.

By By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Jack Nicholson
 
26 November 2014
Kazakhstan Bans Child Jihadi Video, Russia Cracks Down on Capital Flight

Plus, Yerevan and Baku trade more barbs over helicopter shootdown and Uzbekistan lays claim to a sliver of Afghan territory.

By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
21 November 2014
Post-Cease-Fire Death Count Nears 1,000 in Ukraine, Armenians Mull Russia’s Possible Role in Chopper Shoot-Down

Plus, Kyrgyzstan tightens the screws on bride-kidnappers and Baku blocks a journalist from going to Washington.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
17 November 2014
Iohannis Romps in Romania; Those Armed Armenians Are No ‘Flashmob’

Plus, Ukraine’s president orders an end to state funding for rebel areas, and it’s back to the future for Kazakhstan’s leader.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 November 2014
Fears of ‘Full-Scale’ Fighting in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Downs Armenian Helicopter

Plus, Russia goes to court to shutter a human rights group and Bosnian farmers try to keep out cheaper EU milk.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
10 November 2014
Fighting Flares in Ukraine, Romanians Rally over Voting Problems

Plus, the Azerbaijani opposition holds a new anti-Aliev demonstration, and Poland’s Sikorski survives a no-confidence vote.

By Timothy Spence
 
6 November 2014
Russian Doctors March Against Harsh Reform; EU Opens EULEX Probe

Plus, SOCAR’s purchase of Greek company comes under scrutiny, and an aged Romanian accused of murdering dissidents says he was only following orders.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 

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