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Losing its Luster?

By S. Adam Cardais + December 8th, 2011

As the eurozone crisis escalates, post-communist Europe is cooling on the euro. Should we be alarmed? Or even surprised?

On Debt Default Doomsday Scenarios, Part Two

By S. Adam Cardais + November 17th, 2011

A new EBRD report assesses the economic and political fallout in TOL countries from the 2008-2010 global financial crisis – and what’s at stake for the region now, with the eurozone in turmoil

Of Debt Default and Doomsday Scenarios

By S. Adam Cardais + November 10th, 2011

Even as the 2008 financial crisis spread to Western Europe, TOL’s coverage area was thought insulated. Then came Lehman Brothers. How exposed are post-Communist Europe and Central Asia to the European debt crisis?

Travels in the Albanian Riviera

By S. Adam Cardais + November 3rd, 2011

Albania’s Ionian coast, Frommer’s Top Value Destination 2012, is a stunning spot for adventurous travelers.

A Visit to David Cerny’s “Metalmorphosis”

By S. Adam Cardais + October 27th, 2011

A fan of the controversial Czech artist’s work in Prague, I couldn’t pass up a chance to visit his spinning-metallic-human-head-water-fountain in the U.S.

Mongolia’s Economic Miracle, Revisited

By S. Adam Cardais + October 20th, 2011

Mongolia’s economy is soaring thanks to a mining boom. Can it last?

Open Society Remembers 20 Years in the Western Balkans

By S. Adam Cardais + October 13th, 2011

In a new report, the Soros-backed Open Society foundation offers an engaging, informative “story” of the two decades since the fall of Yugoslavia.

Bosnia enters the record books

By S. Adam Cardais + October 6th, 2011

This week marks a year since Bosnia has had a central government. The country isn’t ungoverned, but there’s still plenty of cause for concern

Putin and the Presidency: An Unwelcome Return?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 29th, 2011

Vladimir Putin’s grip on Russian politics could stretch to 2024 with Dmitry Medvedev handing over the presidency next year, but Russians are growing weary of the ex-KGB officer

Behind the Political Battle for Northern Kosovo, a Human Cost

By S. Adam Cardais + September 22nd, 2011

Coverage of Kosovo’s “frozen conflict” usually overlooks the people who suffer most from the fight between Pristina and Belgrade for control of the north

Bosnia: A Model Intervention?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 15th, 2011

To many interventionists, Bosnia offers hope for other humanitarian efforts

The EU’s (crafty) Kosovo foreign policy

By S. Adam Cardais + September 8th, 2011

In Kosovo, Brussels is flexing its foreign policy muscles


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