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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

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.

Europe: Too Afraid to Fail?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 6th, 2012

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

The Czech Republic: Still Coming Up Short on Civility

By Jeremy Druker + September 5th, 2012

Preferring to analyze more meaty indicators that purport to represent the depth and breath of democracy, some academics sometimes ignore all those little things that also represent, in their way, the success of the transition.

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

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.

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

To Victor Go the Spoils

By Barbara Frye + July 3rd, 2012

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

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

It wouldn’t be great for the country’s democracy, and it could yield some unexpected election results.

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

A Population Puzzler

By Barbara Frye + May 15th, 2012

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

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?

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