Azerbaijan

20 March 2015
Europe Presses Moscow on Ukraine Peace Deal, Report Claims Russian-Made Missile Downed MH17

Plus, Azerbaijan releases two of dozens of political prisoners, and Serbians are urged to be careful where they throw their hand grenades.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
18 March 2015
Caucasus Gas Pipeline Breaks Ground; U.S., Europe Condemn South Ossetia’s New Deal With Moscow

Plus, Kyrgyzstani leader’s secretive trip to Moldova sets the rumor mill turning, and health experts warn that TB remains a major killer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 March 2015
Putin Weighed Nuclear Option to Protect Crimea, Ukraine’s Leader Calls for New Sanctions

Plus, Armenia’s top diplomat expresses concern about Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistani parties form alliance ahead of presidential election.

By Timothy Spence
 
hashim thaci

10 March 2015
More Economic Jitters in Moscow and Astana, Baku Hit on Rights Record Ahead of European Games

Plus, Kosovo moves ahead with plans to try ex-KLA leaders for war crimes, and the TAPI pipeline gets some welcome positive news.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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
 

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