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New at TOL:                                             Friday, 3 December 2010
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Top Stories:

1: Like Under Lukashenka: Belarus, Demystified
2: Life Under Lukashenka: The Non-Accidental President
3: Balkan Eye: A Wall in the Fog
4: Media: Russia’s Howard Beale Moment?
5: Economy & Business: The 1.2 Billon Euro Tourniquet (subscribers only)
6: Conflict & Diplomacy: Paid in Advance (subscribers only)
7: Society: A Caucasus Strategy Without Tactics

From the Archive:

Five years ago: The Disease Pump (subscribers only)
Ten years ago: A Less Than Cozy Christmas (subscribers only)
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— Job announcement:
ODIHR/OSCE is seeking the Deputy Head, Democratization Department.
Deadline for Application: 02-Jan-2011.

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1: Like Under Lukashenka: Belarus, Demystified
Not quite democracy, not quite dictatorship. Not quite Russian, not
quite European. As elections approach, it’s time for a closer look at
Europe’s only vaguely understood neighbor. A TOL Special Report.
By Jeremy Druker
2 December 2010
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2: Life Under Lukashenka: The Non-Accidental President
How a crafty outsider exploited a peculiar set of historical and political
circumstances in post-Soviet Belarus to take the reins of power.
A TOL Special Report.
By Alexander Martynau
2 December 2010
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3: Balkan Eye: A Wall in the Fog
On the strange bonds between John Lennon and Bulgaria.
By Boyko Vassilev
2 December 2010
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4: Media: Russia’s Howard Beale Moment?
A respected journalist declares his disgust for his country’s media and
their masters – to their faces. From openDemocracy.
By Leonid Parfyonov
1 December 2010
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5: Economy & Business: The 1.2 Billon Euro Tourniquet
Bosnia’s bureaucracy and transfer payments are bleeding it dry, but
a loan from the IMF helps stanch the flow, temporarily.
By Eldina Pleho
1 December 2010
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6: Conflict & Diplomacy: Paid in Advance
As Kazakhstan’s year at the helm of the OSCE ends, critics say the
chairmanship was an award for work not performed.
By Abdujalil Abdurasulov
30 November 2010
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7: Society: A Caucasus Strategy Without Tactics
Russian liberals and conservatives are equally pessimistic about
Moscow’s ability to shape the destiny of the North Caucasus.
By BBC Monitoring
30 November 2010
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: The Disease Pump
Why treating prisoners well may be a key to preventing an HIV/AIDS
and TB disaster in Central Asia.
By Gesa Walcher
5 December 2005

Ten years ago: A Less Than Cozy Christmas
The Russian Far East is freezing and politicking is making the situation
even cooler.
By Nonna Chernyakova
8 December 2000
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