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

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
18 June 2014
The Galloping Militarization of Eurasia

Beyond Ukraine, there is a wider and more disturbing process of militarization under way. From openDemocracy.

By Neil Melvin
9 June 2014
Ukraine’s President Vows to Sign EU Deal, Few Vote in Kosovo Election

Plus, Bulgaria stops work on South Stream but says it will ultimately press on, and long sentences are handed out in a Russian journalist’s killing.

By Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, Piers Lawson, and Madeleine Stern
4 June 2014
There Goes the Neighborhood

In construction-crazy Baku, another old district faces the wrecking ball.

By Vusala Alibayli and Famil Mahmudbeyli
30 May 2014
Nagorno-Karabakh and the Crimea Principle

By Russia’s logic, who has the right to decide the fate of the disputed region?

By Mina Muradova
29 May 2014
Abkhazia’s President Denies Flight Rumors, Ex-Bulgarian Minister Cleared in Embezzlement Case

Plus, the Baltics and Central Europe are the Continent's meth labs, and Russia sends more rocket launchers to Baku.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Rebecca Johnson
7 May 2014
Russia Bans Swearing, Kosovo to Hold Snap Election

Plus, Azerbaijan takes over chair of human rights body amid rising criticism and EU leaders sign on to Polish premier Tusk’s ‘energy union.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki



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