Georgia

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
 
13 May 2015
Railway Hit in Odessa Blast, More Mysterious Antelope Deaths in Kazakhstan

Plus, Ukrainian de-communization drive in full swing; sex schools are a hit in Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
11 May 2015
At Least 22 Killed in Macedonia Clash, Polish Voters Deliver Blow to President

 Plus, Georgian leaders press EU for visa liberalization, and Zeman’s visit to Moscow angers Czech opposition.

By Timothy Spence
 
4 May 2015
Fighting Flares in Ukraine, More Bad News for Media in Ex-Soviet Region

Plus, Albania’s parliament votes to open secret police files, and Russia’s Night Wolves ride into Germany.

By Timothy Spence
 
4 May 2015
Georgia’s Twisted Transition

A misguided love affair with neoliberalism has pushed aside citizens’ well-being and even democracy. From openDemocracy.

By Bakar Berekashvili
 
29 April 2015
EU Adepts Nervous Ahead of Riga Summit, Orban Calls for Death Penalty Debate

Plus, Belarusian IT leaders decry arrest of high-flying financier; embarrassment in Russia over Nazis on a billboard and undulating girls at a war monument.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
8 April 2015
Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk

Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
19 March 2015
Georgians to the Rescue in Ukraine

Can a troop of foreign-born red-tape slashers and corruption fighters usher in an era of good governance in Kyiv?

By Maia Edilashvili
 

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