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Serbia: The Calm Before the Storm?

By S. Adam Cardais + May 17th, 2012

The 6 May elections created a false sense of tranquility in Serbia

Putin’s Strange New Base

By S. Adam Cardais + May 10th, 2012

Vladimir Putin won a third presidential term by appealing to the working class, the people who’ve benefited least from his rule. Can he hold their support?

Hard Pressed

By S. Adam Cardais + May 3rd, 2012

2011 was a grim year for press freedom in TOL’s coverage area, according to a new report

The Balkan Jobs Crisis

By S. Adam Cardais + April 19th, 2012

Why is unemployment so high in the western Balkans, and what can be done?

Europocalypse Now

By S. Adam Cardais + April 16th, 2012

The euro zone crisis has entered a dangerous new phase, some say

Bosnia 2025

By S. Adam Cardais + April 5th, 2012

A polymathic group offers five scenarios for the future of Bosnia

A Balkan Youthquake?

By S. Adam Cardais + March 28th, 2012

From Skopje to Sarajevo, young people are alienated and increasingly frustrated

(Mis)Education in Bosnia

By S. Adam Cardais + March 22nd, 2012

An acclaimed Bosnian writer details the alarming state of post-war education in his homeland

Who is Vladimir Putin?

By S. Adam Cardais + March 8th, 2012

A Russian journalist offers a chilling portrait of the KGB officer turned pol

Ukraine’s Solar Surge

By S. Adam Cardais + March 1st, 2012

Kiev is courting solar investment – could it get burned?

Georgia’s Transformation

By S. Adam Cardais + February 23rd, 2012

When it comes to corruption, polling suggests that Georgians feel their country has cleaned up its act since the Rose Revolution

Untangling Northern Kosovo

By S. Adam Cardais + February 16th, 2012

In a new report, the International Crisis Group offers an incrementalist approach to Kosovo’s “frozen conflict”

Georgia: Saakashvili The Corruption Slayer

By S. Adam Cardais + February 2nd, 2012

In a new report, The World Bank lauds the Georgian president’s fight against graft and public misconduct

The Former USSR 20 Years On: Lessons for the Arab Spring?

By S. Adam Cardais + January 26th, 2012

Looking back on the former Soviet Union’s bumpy road since 1991 offers cause for concern in the Arab world today, but also for optimism

Kosovo: On Vetevendosje’s ‘Determination,’ Part Two

By S. Adam Cardais + January 19th, 2012

Was Self-Determination’s border protest in Kosovo last weekend a success?

Kosovo: Vetevendosje’s ‘Determination’

By S. Adam Cardais + January 12th, 2012

Kosovo’s opposition Self-Determination movement is planning a massive protest this weekend that would be the most stunning example yet of its rise from the radical fringes to legitimate political insurgency …

Bosnia Gets a Government

By S. Adam Cardais + January 5th, 2012

Bosnian leaders have finally broken a 14-month political impasse, but the spirit of compromise has hardly swept Sarajevo

The ECB To The Rescue

By S. Adam Cardais + December 22nd, 2011

Can the ECB’s new bank recapitalization scheme forestall eurozone contagion in Central and Eastern Europe?

Bosnia: A Fresh Perspective

By S. Adam Cardais + December 15th, 2011

In her controversial directorial debut, Angelina Jolie examines the 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict through the eyes of those who lived it

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