Georgia

24 October 2014
Ukraine Girds for Election Interference, U.S. Businessmen Claim Shakedown in Albania

Plus, expat Russian journalists aim to beam news back home, and Georgia jails ex-officials for prison torture.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
21 October 2014
In Georgia's Schools, a Little Privatization on the Side

The widespread use of private tutors feeds inequality and possibly corruption. Third in an occasional series.

By Cristina Maza
 
15 October 2014
Serbia-Albania Soccer Game Ends in Chaos, Russia and Abkhazia Mull Closer Ties

Plus, Washington offers to mediate row between Croatia and Hungary’s biggest energy company, and refugees at a notorious camp in Montenegro scuffle over access to housing and aid.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
3 October 2014
Georgia’s Stalled ‘Mental Revolution’

The country’s criminal justice reforms have relied too much on coercion and not enough on trust and legitimacy. From openDemocracy.

By Gavin Slade and Alexander Kupatadze
 
24 September 2014
Moscow Tightens Media Noose, Skopje Dump Expose Elicits Legal Threats

Plus, Russia will bolster its navy over ‘NATO expansion’ and Georgia denies offering to host a camp for Syrian rebels.

By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
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
 
3 September 2014
Signs of Hope in Ukraine Conflict, Georgia Looks to Boost Food Exports

Plus, Ukraine breathes a sigh of relief as Slovak gas pipeline opens, and Serbian Orthodox renew feud with Macedonian brethren.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
25 August 2014
Lithuanian Envoy Killed in Ukraine, Abkhazia Elects a Hawk
Plus, Kosovo could be headed for yet another election,and Bosnia keeps its fingers crossed for a big oil find.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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