Azerbaijan

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
 
2 October 2014
Blasts Rock Bulgarian Explosives Plant, Russian Claim of Huge Mass Graves in Donetsk Unravels

Plus, an investigative reporter faces charges in Baku and NASA marks a milestone in Aral Sea shrinking.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
23 September 2014
Industry Group Probes Azerbaijani Crackdown, Romania’s Premier Survives Parliament Vote

Plus, thugs keep a Crimean Tatar scholar from a UN conference and winter gas supplies become the subject of talks.

By Timothy Spence
 
22 September 2014
Ukraine Economic News Is All Bad, IMF Holds Bosnia’s Fiscal Feet to the Fire

Plus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania strengthen defense ties, and work starts on a key Russia-bypassing gas pipeline.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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
 

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