Russia

1 October 2014
Ukraine Gears for a Tense Election, Germany Relives a Key Moment of 1989

Plus, stolen art from Yanukovych’s collection turns up in Belarus, and Tajikistan’s chief mufti outlaws criticism of the secular regime.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
29 September 2014
A Prisoner Swap in Ukraine, Closing Arguments in Karadzic Trial

Plus, Obama reassures NATO allies but rejects Russia-NATO confrontation, and Bucharest defends its treatment of civil society.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 September 2014
Uzbekistan’s Political Prisoners in Spotlight, Russian Fighter Jets in North America

Plus, politicians in one of Bosnia’s divisions get a shellacking and Uzbekistan’s teachers head for the cotton fields.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
25 September 2014
Russian, or Else
How Russia is foisting its citizenship on residents of Crimea.
By Halya Coynash
 
24 September 2014
Moscow Tightens Media Noose, Skopje Dump Expose Elicits Legal Threats

Plus, Russia will bolster its navy over ‘NATO expansion’ and Georgia denies offering to host a camp for Syrian rebels.

By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
23 September 2014
Industry Group Probes Azerbaijani Crackdown, Romania’s Premier Survives Parliament Vote

Plus, thugs keep a Crimean Tatar scholar from a UN conference and winter gas supplies become the subject of talks.

By Timothy Spence
 
23 September 2014
Two Who Will Be Missed

Eastern Europeans especially should regret the departure of Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski from the diplomatic stage.

By Martin Ehl
 
19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
18 September 2014
Putin’s Black Hole

The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. From the Guardian.

By Mikhail Shishkin
 

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