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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?

On Edge in Macedonia

By Barbara Frye + April 17th, 2012

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

Europocalypse Now

By S. Adam Cardais + April 16th, 2012

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

The Perils of EU Membership?

By Barbara Frye + April 11th, 2012

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

Russian Democracy? Define Your Terms

By Barbara Frye + April 3rd, 2012

A recent television discussion reveals the country’s highly theoretical relationship to truly representative government.

(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

From Skopje, Another Press Policy Puzzler

By Barbara Frye + March 21st, 2012

More troubling developments in the media landscape, maybe.

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

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.

The Legitimacy Thing

By Barbara Frye + March 5th, 2012

Russia’s presidential election was so predictable, and so disputed, that it’s not the results that are the main topic of conversation.

Too-Great Expectations?

By Barbara Frye + February 28th, 2012

What does a new documentary about Nashi tell us about the next generation of Russian politicians and activists?

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

Where Will Russian Democracy Come From?

By Barbara Frye + February 14th, 2012

And what will it look like when it does?

When Censorship is the Default Mode

By Barbara Frye + February 6th, 2012

Though dramatic attacks on press freedom are a problem, the real threat is a prevailing idea that information simply shouldn’t be free.

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

The Eastern Partnership, in a Role That Will Surprise You

By Barbara Frye + January 25th, 2012

Nice Danes + annoying Easterners = pretty good TV.

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 …

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