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New at TOL:                                                               Tuesday, 4 January 2011

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Top Stories:

1:  Conflict & Diplomacy: Blood Petroleum
2: From the Archives: Lots of Change
3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Belarus’ Tainted Holiday
4: Conflict & Diplomacy: Dangerous Neighborhood (subscribers only)
5: Russian Unorthodox: Persecution is Just Easier
6: The New EU: An Exclusive Club
7: Society: Georgians Blaze Illegal Trails to the EU

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Made in the Czech Republic (subscribers only)
Ten years ago: Stretching Societal Boundaries (subscribers only)

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1:  Conflict & Diplomacy: Blood Petroleum
Economic sanctions against the Lukashenka regime can work to rid Europe of its
last dictatorship.
By Sergei Korol
3 January 2011
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2: From the Archives: Lots of Change
As Estonia adopts the euro, we recall the moment another post-communist economic
tiger ditched its old currency.
By Lubos Palata
3 January 2011
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3: Conflict & Diplomacy: Belarus’ Tainted Holiday
An appeal for decency, as the season begins with hundreds of people, including
protesters and opposition candidates, still in jail.
By Jorg Forbrig and Pavol Demes
23 December 2010
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4: Conflict & Diplomacy: Dangerous Neighborhood
A recent uptick in violence in northern Afghanistan and the upcoming withdrawal
of U.S. troops have Dushanbe looking nervously to the south.
By Abdujalil Abdurasulov
23 December 2010
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5: Russian Unorthodox: Persecution is Just Easier
Scary proposals to punish corrupt officials’ families get more traction than ideas like
good governance and free speech.
By Galina Stolyarova
23 December 2010
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6: The New EU: An Exclusive Club
Recent history indicates that Central Europe and Latin America have a lot in common.
By Martin Ehl
22 December 2010
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7: Society: Georgians Blaze Illegal Trails to the EU
Turkey has emerged as the main overland gateway for Georgian migrants seeking
work or asylum in the EU. From EurasiaNet.
22 December 2010
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Made in the Czech Republic
The influence of Vaclav Havel lives on in Czech efforts to support dissidents and
promote democracy.
By John Galante and Andres Schipani-Aduriz
4 January 2006

Ten years ago: Stretching Societal Boundaries
Controversy over yoga classes in public schools shows the tension between old and
new in Slovakia.
By Barbora Maroszova
3 January 2001