Georgia

18 April 2014
Controversial Rights Bill Passes First Hurdle in Georgia, Kyiv Eyes Judicial Purge

Plus, northern Kosovo's Serbs tell the EU to get lost, and Uzbekistan turns kindergarten teachers into farm managers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Erin Murphy
 
15 April 2014
New Armenian Premier Named, Russia Braces for Early Fire Season

Plus, Lavrov accuses the West of double standards on Ukrainian press freedom, and a former U.S. envoy to Kosovo paves a golden road to a new career.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
2 April 2014
Ukraine Arrests Provocateur Suspects, Croatian Graft Probes Roll On

Plus, the sons of Georgia’s first post-Soviet leader call for new probe into his death and an Estonian startup claims to make language learning a snap.

By Jeremy Druker, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Lily Sieradzki
 
26 March 2014
In Georgia, a Little Extra in the Collection Plate

Soon the Orthodox Church will not be the only faith group getting funds from the government.

By Nino Chimakadze
 
German Gref
25 March 2014
Ukrainian Nationalist Killed in Shootout, Leading Russian Banker Raises Sanctions Fears

Plus, Saakashvili will not go home to face questioning in Zhvania case, and Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan look to resolve border clash.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Marketa Horazna, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
20 March 2014
Ukrainian Military Withdraws From Crimea, Svoboda Members Rough Up TV Boss

Plus, Romania pushes for a Moldova EU membership date and Georgia’s former prime minister tells off the man he groomed for the presidency.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
5 March 2014
What is Putin Thinking?

His incursion into Crimea could be muscle-flexing, expansionism, desperation over losing Ukraine, or none of the above.

By Peter Rutland
 
28 February 2014
Mass Layoffs at Albanian State News Agency, Macedonian Heritage Official Accused of Plunder

Plus, Moldova inches closer to visa-free travel, and a wanted ex-Georgian official walks free in France.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
31 January 2014
Russia IDs Volgograd Bombers, Major Serbian Pol Steps Down

Plus, Georgia investigates a 'corpse' video and Azerbaijan sees a string of self-immolations.

By S. Adam Cardais, Aliona Kachkan, and Karlo Marinovic
 
21 January 2014
Yanukovych Raises Stakes in Standoff With Protesters, Shell Makes Play for Siberian Shale Bounty

Plus, Georgia extends a hand to the breakaway territories and Baltic partners squabble over the route of a high speed rail line.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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