Slowly but surely, activists across Eastern Europe and Eurasia are learning how games can change the minds and hearts of their fellow citizens.By George Leech
Meanwhile, celebrations of the establishment of Astana as the capital 20 years ago include a giant squirrel art installation.
Khairullo Mirsaidov’s case has garnered little attention from the international community. From Eurasianet.
Poland, Baltic countries are anxiously watching the development of ongoing summit, hoping for increased security pledges.
The arms ended up being used by neo-Nazis, human right groups argue in a petition asking for the trade to stop.
Progress in Tirana, but in nearby Serbia, another unsolved murder continues to cloud the country’s relations with the United States.
Host country left the tournament after unexpectedly successful performance, while its victorious opponent, Croatia, found itself surrounded by a number of controversies.
A personal story of domestic violence illustrates the value of housing for the victims, but Moldova still has far to go before the country reaches European standards in tackling the problem.By Victoria Borta
Applications have soared since the 2016 failed coup attempt.By Zeynep Yunculer
Goran Vojnovic is compelled to write on ‘how unbearably easily politics reaches into the intimacy of the family, how it tears it apart.’By Uffe Andersen
The Moldovan government took a big step yesterday, approving a plan to eliminate conscription, but does the country really need a professional army? From Ziarul de Garda, a news and analysis site.
A de facto ban on drinking alcohol has transformed the atmosphere around popular hangout spots in Istanbul, much to the chagrin of some locals.By Cagri Sari
In an interview, prominent Hungarian political scientist Peter Kreko talks about fake news, Hungarian-style, the anti-Soros campaign, Hungarian-American relations, and more. From VSquare.By Anita Komuves
Mirsaidov was swiftly arrested after complaining to the president about corruption. From Eurasianet.
The alleged mastermind before the assassination plot targeting the Russian journalist claims that he was a counterintelligence agent – or was he? From Hromadske International.
An Armenian organization is trying to step in where state support programs for the integration of orphans fall short. From JAMnews.By Gayane Mkrtchyan
As new textbooks on Russian history, close to the Kremlin playbook, are rolled out in the country’s high schools, some teachers make clear that they are not so easily fooled.By Wasse Jonkhans
Six months after Ankara banned all public LGBTI events, not much has changed – including the determination of the community to fight back. Here's the view from a young Turkish LGBTI activist and journalist.By Yildiz Tar
In an interview with Hromadske, policy expert Alina Mungiu-Pippidi assesses the success of Ukraine's anti-corruption reforms.By Mariia Ulianovska
The verdict will be announced next week in a trial that has rattled the upper echelons of the Turkish political elite, but it was a brave woman’s tweets that broke the media’s silence over the case.By Can Semercioglu
International criticism is shaping the strategic direction of Putin’s fourth term. From The Conversation.By Gerhard Schnyder
Refugee labor, including children, toil away in Turkish sweatshops with apparently little scrutiny from the authorities.By Davut Firat Turgut
The arrest of a German journalist in Romania in connection to his work is a bellwether of the harassment whistleblowers face in Central and Eastern Europe.By PETER GROSS
Attempts to bend – and even break – the judicial system throughout Central Europe do not bode well for the future of the sector’s independence in the region.By MARTIN EHL
The World Cup points to Balkan issues that could still muddle European integration.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s recent disappearance from the political scene shows the impending disaster caused by such centralized rule.By MARTIN EHL
Despite their lack of visibility, minority-language newspapers in Romania serve a key function in maintaining the country’s multiethnic fabric.By PETER GROSS
The shifting sands in Washington’s relationship with Russia and the EU are calling for Central Europe to reevaluate its partnership with the U.S., too.By MARTIN EHL
Roger Waters sent a message during his concert in Bulgaria that led some to think that the revered musician was a little out of his depth in modern politics.By BOYKO VASSILEV
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