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New at TOL:                                                              Friday, 29 October 2010
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Top Stories:

1: Conflict & Diplomacy: How Do You Spell Fiasco?
2: Books: Caucasian Trail of Tears (subscribers only)
3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Can Baku Buy a Solution to the Karabakh Conflict?
4: The New EU: Let’s Tax the Foreigners!
5: Books: Bending the Truth
6: Russian Unorthodox: Punishing the Patient

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Black Earth, Black Archeology, Black Times
Ten years ago: “Tsar Boris” – From the Dacha, in Retrospect

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1: Conflict & Diplomacy: How Do You Spell Fiasco?
Simmering disagreements over the rights of Poles in Lithuania could be
reaching a boiling point.
By BBC Monitoring

2: Books: Caucasian Trail of Tears
Two books chart the ways Caucasian peoples have moved from a legendary
past toward a cloudy future.
By Ky Krauthamer

3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Can Baku Buy a Solution to the Karabakh Conflict?
Azerbaijan embarks on another defense spending surge, underlining its
military edge over Armenia and Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh.
By Shahin Abbasov

4: The New EU: Let’s Tax the Foreigners!
A lion of Hungarian liberalism bows out, battered by the conservative wave.
By Martin Ehl

5: Books: Bending the Truth
A newly translated account of life in a Transdniestrian town tramples the line
between nonfiction and salacious yarn.
By Michael Bobick

6: Russian Unorthodox: Punishing the Patient
Russia’s prisonlike psychiatric hospitals are overdue for reform.
By Galina Stolyarova

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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Black Earth, Black Archeology, Black Times
Archeology is big business in Ukraine – and so, instead of discovering their
history, Ukrainians are seeing it pillaged.
by Ivan Lozowy
31 October 2005

Ten years ago: “Tsar Boris” – From the Dacha, in Retrospect
As an end to a rather colorful career, the first and former Russian president
dryly reflects on the country under his rule in his latest memoirs.
by Elena Chinyaeva
30 October 2000