Georgia

23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
14 July 2015
American, EU Brass Urge Macedonian Compromise, Russian Troops Accused of Desertion

Plus, a gun battle underlines Kyiv’s weakness in the face of organized crime, and Georgia accuses Russia of seizing territory atop a trans-Caucasus oil pipeline.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
9 July 2015
Russia Votes No on Calling Srebrenica Genocide, Billboards Mock Hungary’s Anti-Migrant Drive

Plus, Georgia bills Russia for 2006-2007 expulsions, and a libel case furthers Kazakhstan’s media crackdown.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Jeremy Druker
 
2 July 2015
Russia Says It Can Defy Strasbourg Court, Hungary Woos Legion of Emigrants

Plus, Georgia’s economic slowdown worsens, and Macedonia’s Zaev dares authorities to come and get him.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
26 June 2015
IS Plants a Flag in North Caucasus, No Serbian Trial for Ex-Bosniak Commander

Plus, Kosovo hits allegedly Iran-linked groups, and Hungary’s tobacco-trade reform raises competition concerns.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
17 June 2015
No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood

Plus, conflicting views of the Srebrenica massacre divide Belgrade and Sarajevo, and the Chinese yuan exerts an ever-stronger pull on Russian business.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
2 June 2015
Saakashvili Named Governor of Odessa, Tajik Top Cop Defects to IS

Plus, Russian TV revises history of 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion, and scientists are helpless against mass die-off of Central Asia’s endangered antelopes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
25 May 2015
Russia’s Expansionist Disease

How the ‘Crimea virus’ is eating away at the country’s foreign and domestic ambitions.

By Andreas Umland
 
21 May 2015
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
 
14 May 2015
Bulgarian Troops at Macedonia Border, U.S. Lawmakers in ‘Secretly Funded’ Baku Junket

Plus, the ECHR rules on a Georgia gay pride march and Russia probes an NGO linked to Khodorkovsky.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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