Georgia

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15 July 2014
Moscow Calling?

As Georgia touts its ‘perfect balance’ between Russia and the EU, a small but active pro-Kremlin cohort is making itself heard in Tbilisi.

By Maia Edilashvili
 
14 July 2014
Russia Declares Ukrainian Refugee Emergency, Serbia’s Thwarted Finance Minister Quits

Plus, Russia could open the gates to low-cost carriers and Georgian border guards make a record-breaking drug bust.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
11 July 2014
Georgia’s Pankisi: No Jihadist Hotbed Here

A commander in the world’s most feared Islamist militant group may hail from here, but locals say it’s hardly a terrorist breeding ground. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Paul Rimple
 
10 July 2014
Russia Says U.S. 'Kidnapped' Accused Hacker, Chechen Activist Jailed on Drug Charges
Plus, bed-shy Prague hospitals turn away emergency patients, and Russia and Georgia could resume regular air traffic after eight years.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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8 July 2014
Shevardnadze Remembered, Ukraine Awaits Slovak Gas Bounty

Plus, a new twist in Poland’s abortion debate, and Crimea’s finny commandos caught up in a hostage crisis.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
4 July 2014
Military Shakeup in Ukraine, Transdniester and Moscow Ink Trade Deal

Plus, a Serbian journalist is brutally beaten, and a European court slams Russia for violating human rights.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
2 July 2014
Russia Bans Internet ‘Extremism,’ Bulgaria Faces New EU Sanctions

Plus, more bad news for Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil project, and supporters fear for the safety of an academic detained in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
27 June 2014
EU Opens Door to Three Eastern Neighbors, Russia Tightens Migration Rules

Plus, a movie about the Chechen deportations raises questions in Moscow, and former Soviet strongmen reflect on the long career of Uzbekistani leader Karimov.

By Ky Krauthamer, Jeremy Druker, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
25 June 2014
Putin Wins One in Austria, Czech Pirates Challenge Election Loss

Plus, Georgia plans talks with Moscow on trade ties, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict rears its head in Strasbourg.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
18 June 2014
Washington Slashes Central Asian Security Aid, Croatia Widens Oil and Gas Search

Plus, Georgians rally against harsh drug laws and a new report details the long hours and low pay of garment workers in the region.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 

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