Azerbaijan

18 September 2014
Echoes of Khodorkovsky Case in Tycoon’s Arrest, Kosovo Nets Islamist Leaders

Plus, the Ukraine crisis takes a toll on regional economies and an UN anti-torture group says Baku hinders its work.

By S. Adam Cardais, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
12 September 2014
EU, U.S. Launch New Russia Sanctions, Anti-Graft Agency Proposed in Ukraine

Plus, Georgia’s prime minister slams an anti-Muslim ‘provocation’ and investors’ claims burden Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
8 September 2014
Estonian Faces Spy Charge in Moscow, NATO Members Deny Plan to Arm Ukraine

Plus, Georgia tightens defense ties with the West and Baku takes another swipe at civil society. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
vishniac

28 August 2014
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
 
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
 
Yevgeny Fyodorov
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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