27 July 2015
Russia Set to Veto MH17 Resolution, Orban Lashes Out at Refugees, European Left
Plus, a detained Azerbaijani journalist appears in court, and Serbia vows to keep Kosovo out of UNESCO.
By Timothy Spence
23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
22 July 2015
Bosnian Leaders in Goodwill Trip to Belgrade, Moscow Warns Sweden to Stay Out of NATO

Plus, Russia’s muckraking Novaya Gazeta faces official sanction and Kazakhstani experts say a common gas is behind a bizarre sleeping sickness.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues

Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked.

By Timothy Spence
20 July 2015
Could Russia Spoil Armenia’s Iranian Investment Dreams?

Expanded links with Iran could help Armenia break out of its isolation, but the Kremlin might have other ideas. From

By Gayane Abrahamyan
17 July 2015
Video Shows MH17 Aftermath, Kyrgyzstan Says Raid Foiled IS Plots

Plus, human rights groups call out the West on Uzbekistan and Armenia on health care shortcomings.

By Barbara Frye, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
16 July 2015
Ukraine Rebel Leader Sued in U.S. Over MH17 Attack, Baku Trial Set for Activist Couple

Plus, Kyrgyzstan protests the State Department’s rights award to a jailed activist and Armenia mulls a sex-specific abortion ban.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
15 July 2015
High Court Weakens Russia’s European Treaty Obligations, EU and Macedonia Clinch Deal on Early Elections

Plus, a huge leak exposes Italian spyware firm’s state clients across the region; what’s behind the spate of Russian military plane crashes?

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
14 July 2015
American, EU Brass Urge Macedonian Compromise, Russian Troops Accused of Desertion

Plus, a gun battle underlines Kyiv’s weakness in the face of organized crime, and Georgia accuses Russia of seizing territory atop a trans-Caucasus oil pipeline.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
13 July 2015
Serbia’s Premier Denounces Srebrenica Attack, Romania’s Ponta Faces Graft Charges

Plus, the deeds of a fabled Red Army unit may have been more fiction than fact, and Moldovans march for a union with Romania.

By Timothy Spence



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