Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

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

Visualizing the Mosaic of Languages in the Caucasus

By Jeremy Druker + June 7th, 2012

The mapmakers’ challenging goal: show where languages are spoken, not depict dominant languages or ethnicities.

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

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

A Population Puzzler

By Barbara Frye + May 15th, 2012

Could a country’s shrinking labor market lead to too few jobs?

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

Central Asia’s Lumpy Mattresses

By Barbara Frye + April 24th, 2012

With banking rates near zero, and saving rates respectable, where do the region’s people keep their money?

Sudeten Culture Shock

By Ky Krauthamer + April 20th, 2012

Enter, from behind the rusted iron curtain, a man wearing the rear end of a car.

On Edge in Macedonia

By Barbara Frye + April 17th, 2012

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

The Perils of EU Membership?

By Barbara Frye + April 11th, 2012

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

A Truth Commission for Europe’s Roma?

By Ky Krauthamer + April 8th, 2012

To tackle deep-rooted anti-Gypsyism, it is necessary to increase public awareness about the past mass atrocities against the Roma people

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

For Kyrgyz Villagers, Journeys of Love and Necessity

By Ky Krauthamer + March 26th, 2012

“Far from leading to a retreat from collective commitments, remittances can play an important role in keeping other family members together and in reproducing the village as a social and moral unit.”

(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

Honoring Russia’s Pretty Police Ladies

By Barbara Frye + March 14th, 2012

Wearing high heels on police raids is among the accomplishments noted on International Women’s Day

Who is Vladimir Putin?

By S. Adam Cardais + March 8th, 2012

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

Defining Identity

By Barbara Frye + March 6th, 2012

A few recent scientific, sociological, and political approaches to the issue highlight the best and worst uses of identity.


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