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11 Reasons Belarusians Should Be Proud
On the streets of Minsk, some are crying in fear, others for joy. Politics aside, they should all be proud of their country. From Read more.

Paradise Within Four Walls

Sentiment grows to declare the house of naive painter Polina Rayko a national cultural monument of Ukraine. From Vhoru, a Kherson-based news outlet. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 20 August

Regional headlines: Navalny in coma; criminal probe into Belarusian opposition; Czechia seeks coronavirus vaccine; a pink lake in Kazakhstan; and inmate labor in Serbia. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 19 August

Regional headlines: political deal in North Macedonia; resignations in Poland; a controversial road in Kosovo; loans for Uzbek workers; opposition in Azerbaijan. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 18 August

Regional headlines: Lukashenka stands his ground; Bulgarian bitcoin mining; a Russian-Dutch spying scandal; Warsaw defends anti-LGBT trend; Lithuania bans Hezbollah. Read more.

Belarus on a Knife’s Edge

It is not clear if the opposition to Lukashenka has a cohesive organizational underground capable of coordinating a sustained campaign of resistance. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 17 August

Regional headlines: Belarus standoff continues; Poland, U.S. ink troops pact; Germany closes door on Balkan workers; Belarus sends mercenaries home to Russia; Central Asian pandemic update. Read more.

When Ideologies Clashed, Bosnia Suffered

An American lawyer/ethnographer’s groundbreaking book illuminates the universal features of jihadi movements while eliding their violence and fanaticism. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 14 August

Regional headlines: Belarusian protesters freed; Pompeo’s Central European tour; Russian arms to Armenia; a jailed Uzbek journalist; and more confusion over Russia’s COVID vaccineRead more.