New articles on the TOL website


Peter Rutland: Are We in a New Cold War?
There are crucial differences between relations now and then between Russia/the Soviet Union and the United States.
22 June 2017

Arts & Culture: ‘This Life Isn’t Worth a Damn’
More often than not, Czech intellectuals live a precarious existence.
By Jaroslav Fiala21 June 2017


22 June 2017
Czech Leader Meets Ivana Trump
Zeman allegedly restated his support for former wife of current U.S. president’s bid to become ambassador. 

Romanian Social Democrats Topple Own Government in No-Confidence Vote
Social Democrat leader initiated the dismissal of PM and government he nominated, on the grounds that it failed to deliver on its promises. 

Former Albanian Dictator’s Grandson Faces Jail
The impoverishment inflicted by Europe’s harshest communist regime left Albania an easy prey for drug gangs.

21 June 2017
Slovak VW Workers Strike for Higher Pay
Falling unemployment, continued recovery from financial crisis helping push up wages across Central Europe.

Poroshenko Stresses Positives from Trump Meeting
U.S. announces new sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

20 June 2017
Brussels Warns Chisinau Over Electoral Changes
Reforms are supported by pro-Russian president and West-leaning ruling party, but critics say they will undermine democracy.

Rights Court Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law
Legislation discriminates against gays and turns a blind eye to homophobia, European Court of Human Rights rules.

Astana Expo’s Future Vision Attracts Meager Crowds
Event’s PR chief launches attack on Foreign Policy piece panning the exhibition.


The Return of Kremlinology
Whatever the truth about who knew what and about whom, it is clear that the Kremlin sees itself locked in an ideological war.
12 January 2017

Havel’s Legacy, Forsaken?
A year after his death, Vaclav Havel would find much in the world to worry about, especially in his homeland.
19 December 2012


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