Azerbaijan

24 February 2015
Hungary-Russia Nuke Deal Under Scrutiny, Bosnia Heads Toward EU

Plus, jailed activists in Azerbaijan face more charges and time behind bars, and Russia’s crisis hammers the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
23 February 2015
Violence Marks Ukraine’s Maidan Anniversary, Orban Suffers Setback in Regional Vote

Plus, Azerbaijan moves to shore up its currency and the maker of Russia’s AK-47 plans to diversify.

By Timothy Spence
 
16 February 2015
Fighting Rages Despite Ukraine Truce, Romania Deploys Soft Power in Moldova
Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist faces new charges and Serbia honors U.S. academic Noam Chomsky on Statehood Day.
By Timothy Spence
 
12 February 2015
Doubts Cloud Ukraine Cease-Fire, Azerbaijani Dissident Holed Up in Swiss Embassy

Plus, another Romanian politician ends up in handcuffs and Uzbekistan gives a popular commenter early prison release.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Casper Frederiksen, and Barbara Frye
 
5 February 2015
Azerbaijan Tightens Screws on Media, Poland Sets Presidential Election Date

Plus, cash-strapped Mongolia asks for IMF assistance, and Turkmenistanis line up to buy dollars as economic bad news mounts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
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
 
29 January 2015
West Mulls Response to Escalation in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Extends Reporter's Detention
Plus, warnings of a 'new authoritarianism' in the Balkans and mounting repression in Kazakhstan.
By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
29 January 2015
Someone Like Khadija

In a letter from an Azerbaijani jail, one imprisoned journalist pays tribute to another, a few cells away. From IWPR.

By Seymur Hezi
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 
12 January 2015
Croatians Elect First Woman President, Warsaw Launches Airlift Operation in Ukraine

Plus, NATO’s chief says disputed eastern Ukraine is calmer, and Baku accuses Armenia of repeated truce violations.

By Timothy Spence
 

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