Azerbaijan

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
 
29 October 2014
Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome

Plus, a dramatic new museum of Jewish life opens in Warsaw; teacher shortage grows worse in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
27 October 2014
Vote Cements Ukraine’s East-West Divide, Kyrgyzstan Urged to Scrap Anti-Gay Bill

Plus, Albania and Serbia cry foul over a UEFA ruling, and Caucasus leaders to meet over Nagorno-Karabakh.

By Timothy Spence
 
20 October 2014
Albanian, Serbian Leaders Postpone Meeting; Baltic Submarine Sweep Continues

Plus, Baku pardons dozens of prisoners and Russia targets more McDonald’s restaurants.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 October 2014
Another Romp for Hungary’s Fidesz; Isolated Armenia Signs Free-Trade Treaty
Plus, nationalists lead in Bosnia’s elections and a Polish think tank warns about Ukraine’s winter energy supplies.
By Timothy Spence and Jack Nicholson
 

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