Features & Blogs
Saturday 18 December 2021
December 17, 2021
The Week In Russia: Demonizing A Decade
President Vladimir Putin described the Soviet collapse 30 years ago as the "disintegration of historical Russia," adding to worries about his intentions toward Ukraine amid a troop buildup and insistent Kremlin demands for a binding promise that NATO bar Ukraine and Georgia from the alliance.
December 16, 2021
Bosnia On The Brink Again: Is 2022 Going To Be The Year Everything Falls Apart?
Twin crises threaten to cleave Bosnia-Herzegovina apart in the absence of solutions to intensified secession threats by Bosnian Serbs and long-standing demands for reform by Bosnian Croats. Can the center hold?
December 15, 2021
'The Dictator's Revenge': Who Are The Six Belarusians Sentenced To Major Prison Terms?
The 18-year prison sentence handed down to Syarhey Tsikhanouski is one of the longest ever issued by a Belarusian court. He was one of six people hit with harsh sentences that sparked outrage inside and outside of Belarus.
December 14, 2021
Central Asia And The Taliban: The Difference Between A Restive Border And A Quiet One
When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan 25 years ago, almost everyone was against it. But Afghanistan's northerly neighbors in Central Asia have taken a different attitude toward the militant group this time in crafting a relationship.
December 14, 2021
A War Veteran Goes On Hunger Strike And Invigorates Azerbaijan's Opposition
Azerbaijan's opposition reached a nadir amid the triumphalism and soaring popularity of the president after victory in a war over Nagorno-Karabakh last year. But with long-standing social and economic problems coming to the fore, a high-profile hunger strike has galvanized the country's opposition.
Ukraine's Electric Cavalry: The E-Bikes Being Used In Battle2
Russia Finally Releases Danish Jehovah's Witness Christensen3
Amid Rising Russian Threat, Moldova Mulls Scrapping Neutrality4
Photojournalist Captures Intensity Of Fighting In Eastern Ukraine5
Orban Imposes New State Of Emergency In Hungary, Saying Ukraine War Poses 'Constant Danger'6
Moscow Throws Massive Resources Into Offensive; Ukraine Grain Exports Under Strain7
Hacks, Oil Deals, And Veiled Criticism: China-Russia Ties Continue To Morph After Ukraine Invasion8
Zelenskiy Warns Of 'Extremely Difficult' Period As Russia Boosts Offensive In Eastern Ukraine9
Moscow Offers Safe Passage Of Ukrainian Food Exports In Exchange For Easing Of Sanctions10
20 Countries Pledge Fresh Military Aid To Ukraine, Says U.S. Defense Secretary