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Bad Parents?

By S. Adam Cardais + November 22nd, 2012

In Central and Eastern Europe, have foreign banks done more harm than good?

The Austerity Argument

By S. Adam Cardais + November 8th, 2012

What does Estonia say about the merits of belt-tightening in a crisis?

Poland Leads World’s Business Reformers

By S. Adam Cardais + October 26th, 2012

Six of the top 10 reformers in Doing Business 2013 are TOL countries – and Poland is top dog worldwide

In Bosnia, What’s Next?

By S. Adam Cardais + October 4th, 2012

Post-Dayton Bosnia is broken. Can it be fixed?

Pussy Riot Behind Bars

By S. Adam Cardais + September 27th, 2012

The Russian dissident punk rockers open up to GQ about their lives in prison

Would Serbs Trade Kosovo for the EU?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 21st, 2012

The question is in the air this week with Belgrade saying it might hold a referendum on Kosovo

Kosovo: The Challenges Ahead

By S. Adam Cardais + September 13th, 2012

By gaining full independence this week, Kosovo reached a political milestone. But major hurdles remain.

Europe: Too Afraid to Fail?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 6th, 2012

Fear inspired the EU’s creation – will fear save it?

Putin and the “Other Russia”

By S. Adam Cardais + August 23rd, 2012

How do rural working class Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin?

Pussy Riot’s Defiance, Part II

By S. Adam Cardais + August 17th, 2012

The feminist rockers have put Putin’s Kremlin firmly under the international microscope

Pussy Riot’s Defiance

By S. Adam Cardais + August 9th, 2012

As their ‘hooliganism’ trial ends, Russia’s newly famous feminist rockers stand firm

Putin’s Pitiful Progress Report

By S. Adam Cardais + July 19th, 2012

Judging by his first 60 days in office, the Russian president could be turning into his own worst enemy

Hungary’s Ironic Backslide

By S. Adam Cardais + July 12th, 2012

Who would have thought Hungary, of all the former Warsaw Pact countries, would be inching toward authoritarianism today?

Much Ado About Nothing

By S. Adam Cardais + July 5th, 2012

With Kosovo gaining full sovereignty in September, what are the security implications?

Mongolia: A Microfinance Test Case

By S. Adam Cardais + June 21st, 2012

When it comes to poverty reduction or small business creation, just how effective is microfinance?

For Macedonian Media, A Pyrrhic Victory

By S. Adam Cardais + June 14th, 2012

A deal to decriminalize libel in Macedonia comes at quite a cost

At French Open, Djokovic Chases History

By S. Adam Cardais + June 8th, 2012

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is on the heels of tennis greatness in Paris

Russian Team Uncovers Stuxnet on Steroids

By S. Adam Cardais + June 1st, 2012

A Moscow-based computer security firm says Flame, a new super-cyberweapon found on Iranian computers, dwarfs the infamous Stuxnet worm

Europe’s Roma on the Margins

By S. Adam Cardais + May 24th, 2012

The EU, UN and World Bank say the findings of a new survey are a call to action on Roma integration

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