Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Transmission

Odds, Ends, And Autocrats

Iranian Students Crash Nuclear Party

A hard-line Iranian politician visited a Tehran university this week to celebrate the wonders of nuclear power. But pro-opposition students crashed the party. More

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Power Vertical

How Russia Is Ruled

Putin then and now: From the Ozero Cooperative to the Kremlin

Podcast: Putin Then And Now

Putin was the man to know in St. Petersburg in the 1990s. What does the Putin of then tell us about the man today? More

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Caucasus Report

Regional Smoke Detector

Vladimir and Ramzan in 2007 -- is the Russian leader prepared to indulge the Chechen strongman's flamboyant self-promotion?

Is The Clock Ticking For Ramzan Kadyrov?

For years, it's been accepted wisdom that notwithstanding Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's outrageous pronouncements and tasteless self-promotion, no attempt to rein him in would be undertaken prior to the Sochi Olympics. Is his leash about to be drastically shortened? More

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Watchdog

Abuses Uncovered

Astana residents blocked the road outside the Prosecutor General's Office in Astana on April 11.

Kazakh Police Arrest Property Protesters

Police in the Kazakh capital, Astana, have dispersed a public protest by some 30 local residents who demanded proper compensation for their property, which they say was confiscated by local authorities. More

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