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Cut Loose in Europe
Thousands of Moldovans could find themselves stranded after losing Romanian citizenship in a bureaucratic snafu.
By Diana Frumosu

Kazakhstan: Education Reforms Assailed by Patriotic Camp
Kazakhstan’s government knew what it was getting when Yerlan Sagadiyev was appointed education minister in February 2016. From
By Aktan Rysaliev

Islamic Banking Could Be Coming to the North Caucasus
A newly launched business association will try to navigate between Islamic law and Russian legislation. 
By Rustam Djalilov


March 21
Lukashenka Lambastes Western ‘Fifth Column’
Protest groups plan more anti-government demonstrations this week.

March 20
Russian Curling Players Switch Curling Stones for Cars
Vehicles participating in the Yekaterinburg tournament were safety-proofed to prevent accidents.

March 17
Ukraine Legalizes Blockade on Rebels, Sanctions Russian Banks
France says blockade will heighten tensions, following a series of provocative moves by rebels and Moscow.

Malnutrition Lingers in Post-Soviet World: Report
Tajikistan remains at risk for problems caused by undernourishment, while obesity is a
rising problem across the region.


Azerbaijan Cozies Up to New Friends for the Holidays
Choice of Washington, D.C.’s Trump-owned hotel for a ‘freedom and diversity’ Hanukkah party raises eyebrows.

School Wars 
Kids, teachers, even the president agree: Lithuania’s alarming level of school bullying is just one of many ills that are spreading misery across society.
By Linas Jegelevicius

Op-Ed: Promises Waiting To Be Broken
Now is the time for southeast Europe to start an inclusive and just transition away from lignite, argues new research.
By Pippa Gallop

The Dangers of Patriotic Tourism
Central Europeans are often spending their holidays at home these days – good for the local economy, but not for the local mentality.
By Martin Ehl


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