Georgia

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
 
Varga
22 August 2014
Landslide Blocks Main Trans-Caucasus Road, CIS Boosts Food Exports to Russia

Plus, Armenia in offer to house refugee Yazidis and Lithuania signs a landmark gas deal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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14 August 2014
Grousing in the EU, Anxiety in Moldova Over Russia’s Import Ban

Plus, Saakashvili faces more charges and a Croatian court hands anti-Cyrillic campaigners a setback.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
6 August 2014
Russia Sends More Troops to Ukraine Border, Suspends Georgian Trade Agreement

Plus, Serbia’s finance minister warns the economy will sink without IMF loans and Montenegro looks to cruisers and the super-rich to rescue its tourism season.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
28 July 2014
Russia Hit With Massive Yukos Judgment, Georgia Charges Saakashvili With Abusing Office

Plus, a Macedonian archeologist is jailed in smuggling case and a Bosnian leader decries flood donors’ mistrust.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
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15 July 2014
Moscow Calling? Premium

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 Premium

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
 
Shevardnadze
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
 

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