Azerbaijan

15 August 2014
Hungary’s Economy Takes Off, Medvedev Gets Punk’d

Plus, Rosneft seeks a sanctions shelter, and Kosovo arrests an imam as a crackdown on radical Islam continues.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
11 August 2014
Ukrainian Troops Close in on Rebel Stronghold, Armenian Villager Dies in Azerbaijan Custody

Plus, Russia is suspected in a Ukraine cyber attack and a Romanian media mogul is headed to prison. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
8 August 2014
More Floods in the Balkans, Tension in Transdniester

Plus, Azerbaijan hauls in more activists and Russia nixes anonymous public Wi-Fi.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
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5 August 2014
Rebels Attack ‘Unarmed’ Ukrainian Troops, Death Toll Rises in Karabakh Fighting

Plus, sanctions hit Russian interests in Central Europe and Bulgaria, and Uzbekistan denies base talks with U.S. general.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
1 August 2014
Ukraine’s PM Wins the Day, Baku Charges Rights Activist With Treason

Plus, European court slaps Russia with another Yukos sanction, and Kosovo seeks an investigation of wartime rapes.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
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31 July 2014
Russia Mulls Sanctions on West, Millions Vanish From Albanian Central Bank

Plus, investor fears of a teetering Russian economy spread to regional stocks and currencies, and Baku goes on another building spree to get ready for major sports events.

By Ky Krauthamer, Jeremy Druker, and Ioana Caloianu
 
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24 July 2014
Russia Shrugs off Sanctions, Czech Government Falters Over Gas Tax

Plus, tensions rise still further in Nagorno-Karabakh and bad weather traps hundreds of climbers in Kyrgyzstan.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan and Madeleine Stern
 
14 July 2014
Russia Declares Ukrainian Refugee Emergency, Serbia’s Thwarted Finance Minister Quits

Plus, Russia could open the gates to low-cost carriers and Georgian border guards make a record-breaking drug bust.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
27 June 2014
Baku's Unchecked Abuses Premium

Recently banned from traveling abroad, leading Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus says the West is turning a blind eye to the Aliev regime’s excesses.

By Shahla Sultanova
 
25 June 2014
Putin Wins One in Austria, Czech Pirates Challenge Election Loss

Plus, Georgia plans talks with Moscow on trade ties, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict rears its head in Strasbourg.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 

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