Archive for the ‘Law & Order’ Category

In Belarus, Dissent Your Father’s Activism

By Barbara Frye + October 19th, 2012

What it is about Belarus that brings out the funny?

Another Russian Rights Worker in the Cross Hairs

By Barbara Frye + October 5th, 2012

We’ve been here before. Let’s hope it doesn’t lead where it often does.

In Bosnia, What’s Next?

By S. Adam Cardais + October 4th, 2012

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

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.

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

Ending Immunity is No Cure-all for Shaky Democracies

By Ky Krauthamer + August 4th, 2012

The converse of immunity, of course, is that the more of it you have, the more impunity you enjoy.

Has It Come to This in Georgia?

By Barbara Frye + July 27th, 2012

A billionaire and satellite dishes are getting a lot of attention, but increasing repression is hitting less-visible targets, too.

An Unlikely Assassination That Almost Happened

By Jeremy Druker + July 17th, 2012

Two World War II heroes, in their 80s, almost ended up murdering a communist-era prosecutor a few years ago.

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?

To Victor Go the Spoils

By Barbara Frye + July 3rd, 2012

Romania’s new prime minister decides to set his own precedents.

EUruption II: Flood Warning

By Ky Krauthamer + June 15th, 2012

“Three out of five managers of Czech SMEs believe it is impossible to win a public contract without resorting to bribery, a kickback or some other ‘incentive.’ “

EUruption, or, a Conspiracy of Dunces

By Ky Krauthamer + May 18th, 2012

“The EU hovers between politics and diplomacy, between states and markets, and between government and governance”

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?

In Ukraine, Mixed Emotions About Tymoshenko

By Jeremy Druker + May 2nd, 2012

The darling of the Orange Revolution has not been able to capitalize on general sympathy to generate broader protest over her imprisonment.

On Edge in Macedonia

By Barbara Frye + April 17th, 2012

Is someone trying to light the fuse on an explosive situation?

Newsflash! Stealing Doesn’t Pay

By Jeremy Druker + April 12th, 2012

The Uzbek government has apparently finally decided that it doesn’t make economic sense to rip off foreign investors and abscond with their property.

The Perils of EU Membership?

By Barbara Frye + April 11th, 2012

In Bulgaria, accession has been good for the bad guys, too.

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