Russia

12 September 2014
EU, U.S. Launch New Russia Sanctions, Anti-Graft Agency Proposed in Ukraine

Plus, Georgia’s prime minister slams an anti-Muslim ‘provocation’ and investors’ claims burden Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
Dunja Mijatovic
11 September 2014
Estonia Hires Pussy Riot Lawyers for Abducted Agent; OSCE Blasts Uzbekistan Law on Bloggers

Plus, Gazprom reportedly cuts exports to Poland, and two Bosnian ministers are nabbed in a tax raid. 

By Timothy Spence
 
10 September 2014
Ex-Yugoslav Spymasters Face Murder Trial, Russia Hunts Lithuanian Draft Dodgers

Plus, Uzbekistan gears up for vital cotton harvest and Mongolia’s criminal defamation law comes under scrutiny.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
9 September 2014
Ukraine's Balkan Lesson Premium
Central European leaders should know better the perils of appeasement.
By Martin Ehl
 
8 September 2014
Estonian Faces Spy Charge in Moscow, NATO Members Deny Plan to Arm Ukraine

Plus, Georgia tightens defense ties with the West and Baku takes another swipe at civil society. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
4 September 2014
Businesses in Central, Eastern Europe Hit by Ukraine Conflict, Montenegro Reports Surge in Human Smuggling

Plus, the EU takes a wait-and-see approach to the Putin-Poroshenko peace framework, and Crimea’s political leader says gays are not wanted.

By Timothy Spence and TOL staff
 
3 September 2014
Signs of Hope in Ukraine Conflict, Georgia Looks to Boost Food Exports

Plus, Ukraine breathes a sigh of relief as Slovak gas pipeline opens, and Serbian Orthodox renew feud with Macedonian brethren.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 September 2014
NATO Looks Russia in the Eye, School Year Off to Rocky Start in Balkans

Plus, Russia aims for software independence within seven years, and two top Macedonian politicos take their feud into court.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
29 August 2014
FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin

Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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