BOOK REVIEWS & ARTICLES
- Serbia Heads for EU Entry Talks, Moldova’s Pols Sling Old Mud
Plus, Uzbekistan frees a celebrated writer after 14 years, and an opposition figure in Tajikistan is severely beaten.
- By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
- 22 April 2013
- Yanukovych’s Plot for Ukraine
In the next couple of years, the president and his party could kill off democracy. From openDemocracy.
- By Sergii Leshchenko
- 22 April 2013
- Russia’s Nervous System
The country’s written and unwritten rules of governance hold back the tide of modernization. From openDemocracy.
- By Sergei Guriev
- 15 April 2013
- Mind the Gap
Dmitry Bykov’s new novel solves the biggest mystery of Russian literature but raises some questions about the author and Russia itself.
- By Ostap Karmodi
- 12 April 2013
- Filling in Georgia's Blanks
Two new books make notable additions to the small shelf of works in English on the intricate history of Georgia.
- By Lincoln A. Mitchell
- 2 April 2013
- A Diverse Bunch of Liberators
- Journalist-turned-historian James Pettifer describes the KLA’s transformation from a scrappy band of zealots into a giant-killing military/political force.
- By Gabriel Partos
- 7 March 2013
- Besieged and Threatened, Azeri Writer Mulls Emigration
Author of Stone Dreams feels imperiled but is reluctant to leave his homeland. From EurasiaNet.org.
- By Shahin Abbasov
- 19 February 2013
- Romania Pleads Innocence in Horse Meat Scandal, Baltic Farmers Set to Gain From EU Budget
Plus, pressure mounts on an Azeri writer accused of Armenian sympathies, and Chechnya’s leader launches a crusade against quack healers.
- By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze
- 12 February 2013
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