By Laurence Broers – Deadly clashes at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan have followed renewed disappointment in the peace process, and cast a new shadow over its future. Read more.
Regional headlines: Russia denies UK foul play; Orban vs. the “Dutchman”; opposition unites in Belarus; coronavirus in Romania; and a Mongolian football story. Read more.
By Aylin Kaplan – Scores of grassroots networks now exist to deliver food and supplies to people in need. Read more.
In the news today: center-left win in North Macedonia; Ukraine’s new central bank head; protests in the Russian Far East; Kosovo and Serbia; and Uzbekistan lures tourists. Read more.
Once a source of protein for the poor, nowadays snails are an expensive delicacy for the residents of the south Georgian uplands. Read more.
News from around the bloc: renewed fighting on Armenian-Azeri border; #MeToo in Russia; sick leaders in Bosnia; a businessman for Chechnya’s elite; and COVID-19 in Central Asia. Read more.
By Apolena Rychlikova – America’s ongoing turmoil doesn’t map perfectly onto Czech reality. But there is one shared feature: structural racism, in its symbolic and practical meanings. Read more.
Putin is fighting for state control over how Soviet horrors are remembered. From The Conversation. Read more.
Our regional roundup: Russia claims COVID breakthrough; fighting in the South Caucasus; North Macedonian election; Thaci in The Hague; and gender quotas in Georgia. Read more.
A Romanian photographer documents his days in a new normal. Read more.