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Kazakhstan and Corruption: Young Blood, Old Habits

Sometimes a corruption case is about more than just the corruption....

Armenia: With EU Deal, Romancing Both Brussels and Moscow

Moscow appears angling to reinforce Armenia’s shaken commitment to the Russia-centric economic...

Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

Russia popularized the concept of “hybrid warfare” starting with its 2014 annexation...

Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

Two years ago, the European Union commissioned a senior diplomat to write...

How Moldovan Politicians Use Foreign Leaders for Domestic Purposes

As thousands of Russian soldiers marched through Moscow’s Red Square on May...

Georgia: Presidential Visit Highlights Hopes, Challenges of Ties With Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko made his first visit to Georgia as Ukraine’s president, as...

Turkey’s Black Sea Policy: Navigating Between Russia and the West

“[Istanbul] holds an absolute dominion over the Black Sea. By one door...

Can China Help GUAM Diversify Away from Russia?

Established in 1997, GUAM—a platform named after its members Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,...

Is GUAM Making a Comeback?

With its first high-level meeting since 2008, the GUAM group of nations...

Moldova and Ukraine: Diverging Neighbors?

To a casual observer, Moldova and Ukraine appear quite similar with their...

With New Constitution, Is Karabakh Following in Azerbaijan's Footsteps?

On February 20, the de facto republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold...

Trump’s Ukrainian Blunder: Geopolitical Deja Vu

US President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the gravest...

Georgia: One Step Closer to Visa-Free Europe

The small, emphatically pro-Western country of Georgia is on tenterhooks after the...

Moldova Presidential Election Headed for Runoff

Moldova’s presidential election appears to be headed toward a runoff, preliminary results...

Moldova: Can Presidential Election Alter Geopolitical Course?

Direct presidential elections will be held in Moldova on October 30....

Kyrgyzstan: Security Services Detain Tajik Activist’s Wife

Kyrgyzstan’s security services detained the wife of a Tajik opposition figure over...

Moldova: No Support for NATO Involvement in Transnistria Dispute

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is seeing itself tested in one key...

Will China Bring Nuclear Power to Moldova?

China appears willing to help Moldova become a nuclear power. But for...

British Exit Worries EU's Eastern Allies

Brexit is seen as a win for Russia over the European Union...

Chafing at Sanctions, Moscow Pokes and Pries at EU Unity

Standing before a classical Greek frieze at a press conference in Athens...

Time to Get Tough on Tajikistan’s Human Rights Crisis

The news came on May 11. Tajik prosecutors demanded life sentences for...

Moldova: Negotiating the Price of Death

In a corruption-prone country where everything has its price, gaining a space...

U.S.-Russia Tension Spills Over Into Moldova's Victory Day

The Moldovan government at the last minute canceled a planned Victory Day display of...

In Portuguese Arrests, Suspicions of Dirty Russian Money and European Soccer

There's a reason you've never heard of the Portuguese soccer club Uniao...

Moldova: Separatist Transnistria Region Reorienting Trade from Russia to EU

In a situation that seems sure to vex the Kremlin, the separatist...

Frozen Conflicts Undermine Nuclear Security

The renewal of armed conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the...

Georgia: The Unhappiest Country in the Ex-USSR?

Georgia is one sad post-Soviet place, according to the World Happiness Report, which...

Moldova: US Expanding Security Assistance as Local Support for NATO Dips

The United States is stepping up military cooperation with Moldova as part...

Tajikistan: Casting Net Abroad in Hunt for Opposition

The government’s persecution in Tajikistan of its domestic opposition in recent months...

Moldova: Shadowy Power Deal Fueling Protesters’ Anger

The anti-government protests in Moldova are not just about political power; they...

Watchdog Says Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Among World’s Most Corrupt

An international monitoring group says people around the world demonstrated to governments...

EurasiaNet's 2015 Photos of the Year

Parades across the former Soviet states commemorated the 70-year anniversary of the...

The Kremlin Diet: Are Food Bans an Effective Foreign Policy Tool?

The Kremlin believes that a carrot can be used as a stick...

Russia’s Foreign Food Policy Takes Aim at Turkey

Every time Russia is miffed with its neighbors, it goes on a...

Turkey: What Price Will Ankara Pay for Downing Russian Fighter?

Three days after Turkey’s November 24 downing of a Russian fighter jet,...

Paper Examines Russian Orthodoxy’s Influence on Kremlin Foreign Policy

A new paper explains how the notion of “spiritual security” is a...

Russia and the EU: The Tale of Two Empires

The differing, imperial-like natures of Russia and the European Union are going...

Examining the Religious Dimension of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The Moscow Patriarchate’s meddling in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is backfiring, as its...

Report Details Decline of Church-State Separation in Orthodox States

A report published October 28 by a London-based think tank analyzes efforts...

Moldova: Pro-Kremlin Parties Making Mischief

Pro-Kremlin elements in Moldova’s anti-government protests are embracing aggressive tactics as they...

Moldova: Key Figure in Money-Laundering Scandal Reinvents Himself

Ilan Şor is a central figure in an allegedly complex money-laundering scheme...

TeliaSonera Leaves Eurasia After Uzbekistan Scandal

Nordic telecoms giant TeliaSonera is pulling out of the Eurasian region in...

EU and Azerbaijan: Breaking Up or Muddling Through?

Just three months ago, Azerbaijan was playing host to the inaugural European...

Moldova: Examining the Russian Media Factor in Protests

The ongoing protest in the Moldovan capital Chișinău is posing a fresh...

Moldovan Anger Over 1 Billion-Euro Theft Finally Reaches Boiling Point. Now What?

CHISINAU -- Dozens of tents have been set up in the center...

Russia "Cordially" Greets U.S. Warship In Black Sea

The United States, Ukraine, and other allies are conducting joint naval exercises...

Moldova: Disillusionment Spreading Among Younger Generations

Moldova is marking its 24th birthday on August 27 with a big...

NATO: We'll Help Protect Trans-Caspian Pipeline

NATO could get involved in protecting a potential trans-Caspian gas pipeline, which...

Russia: Gazprom, a Behemoth No More

It was not too long ago that Gazprom, the state-controlled energy conglomerate,...

With Joint Exercises, NATO Tries To Keep Georgian Hopes Up

NATO militaries wrapped up joint exercises in Georgia this week, as the...

Moldova: Pondering Unification with Romania?

Hard times in Moldova are prompting some Moldovans to warm to the...

U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State...

ISIS-Related Arrests Pose Challenge for Moldova’s Muslims

Four years ago, Moldova’s Muslims, a tiny minority in this overwhelmingly Orthodox...

State Department, Assessing Terror In Ex-USSR, Turns Focus To ISIS

The State Department has released its annual "Country Reports on Terrorism" reviewing...

With Ukrainian "Blockade," Drums Of War Sounding In Transnistria

Alarms about the threat of war in Transnistria, the breakaway territory of...

Ukraine Names Georgia's Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Governor of Odessa

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 30 named ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili...

Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine: EU-Dreaming Despite the Difficulties

They knew it would not be a milestone event. But many in...

Russian Troops In Transnistria Squeezed By Ukraine And Moldova

Ukraine and Moldova are restricting Russian military access to the breakaway territory...

News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

RIGA -- Unlike the previous EU Eastern Partnership summit in 2013, which...

Germany’s Merkel Puts the Kibosh on Eastern-Partnership Hopes

In a smack-down to Georgia and Ukraine’s European aspirations, German Chancellor Angela...

EU Summit Could Prove Uneventful for South Caucasus

The closer it gets to the European Union’s May 21-22 summit in...

Moldova: Banking Scandal Threatens Support for EU-Friendly Government?

Thirty-eight-year-old Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici has made a lot of reform...

Misha’s Next Move — Moldova?

Georgia’s roving reformer, ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, could soon be on the road...

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange and Black

As the countries of the former Soviet Union prepare, with varying degrees...

Moldova: Turning Off Russian TV and Restricting Press Freedoms?

Proposed changes to Moldova’s broadcast regulations are creating a free-speech conundrum....

Watchdog Says Press Freedom at Lowest Point in 10 Years

Freedom House says restrictive new laws and violence against journalists resulted in...

Kyrgyzstan’s President Seeks Peacemaker Role in New Cold War

What a difference a month can make. In the final days of...

How Strong Is Russia’s Soft Power in Georgia?

Few Westerners doubt the South Caucasus country of Georgia’s commitment to eventual...

'Brussels Was ... Asleep': Bildt Assesses EU's Mistakes Regarding Russia

In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl...

What Was Kyrgyz Leader Doing on Secret Mission to Moldova?

Hours before heroically coaxing Vladimir Putin out of his mysterious 11-day hibernation...

'We Want a Voice': Women Fight for Their Rights in the Former USSR

Women had stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the Russian Revolution...

'Slowly, Change is Coming': Life for Women in the Post-Soviet World

From bride kidnapping to the gender pay gap, women in the 15...

Can Southwestern Ukraine Become a Trouble-spot?

The failure of a ceasefire to take hold in eastern Ukraine is...

Can Russia Afford Transnistria?

Fifty-eight-year-old Veronica Zinici, a pensioner from the separatist territory of Transnistria, recently...

Moldova: Does Russian TV Threaten National Security?

A fierce discussion broke out recently in a post office in Mândra,...

Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan See Boosts In U.S. Aid

Georgia would see a big boost in its U.S. military and economic...

News Analysis: How Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

BRUSSELS -- The election win by Greece's far-left Syriza party has focused...

Ghosts Of Sochi: Hundreds Killed In Olympic Construction

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games...

At Press Conference, Putin Forgets About Military Bases in Armenia, Moldova, Abkhazia...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has modestly understated the number of military bases...

U.S. Congress Passes Measures Supporting Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

The United States Congress has passed a bill authorizing lethal military aid...

Moldova: A Vote for Europe, but No Corruption, Please

Pro-Western parties have retained a slim majority in the national legislature, but...

Pro-EU Parties Ahead in Moldovan Elections

Pro-European parties were on track to edge out opponents in a crucial...

Turkmenistan: CIS Powwow Features Russian-Turkmen Horseplay

A meeting of CIS government heads over the weekend came and went...

Rethinking Relationships in Europe’s East

A thorough review of the European Union’s (EU) approach towards its neighbourhood...

Moldova: Money-Laundering Case Puts Judiciary on the Spot

A money-laundering scandal is casting Moldova’s judiciary in an unfavorable light and...

Moldova Struggles to Escape Russian Gas

While the cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian and Russian fighters holds steady,...

Russian Rules Leave Migrants High and Dry in Abkhazia

When Rasulov Bakhtier arrived in Abkhazia in 2012 as a migrant laborer,...

At American Military Exercises In Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Georgia In; Armenia Out

Georgia and Azerbaijan are among the participants at U.S.-organized military exercises now...

Is Putin 'Rebuilding Russia' According To Solzhenitsyn's Design?

During an informal question-and-answer session at the pro-Kremlin Seliger youth camp on...

Georgia Prepares to Bet the Farm on Europe

Georgian fruit-and-vegetable exports now enjoy conditional, duty-free access to the European Union,...

Moldova: Can an Apple a Day Keep Russia at Bay?

With apple-picking season underway in Moldova, Vasile Nitrean, a farmer in Soroca,...

U.S. Proposes Boost In Military Aid For Georgia

The United States is preparing a military aid package of about $35...

Armenia Wants Visa-Free Ties with the EU

Armenia may have refused an offer of duty-free ties with the European...

South Caucasus: The State of the Unions

Georgia on July 18 legislatively cemented its European aspirations, while Armenia set...

Georgia: Does Rise of Euro-Skeptics Spell Trouble for Tbilisi?

The strong showing of Euro-skeptic parties in May’s European Parliament elections raises...

Russia Follows 'Different Strategy' As Serbia Courts EU

When it comes to European integration in its neighborhood, Russia has a...

Armenia Attempts a Eurasian Tango in Argentina

Taking its Eurasian-Union dreams into the Western Hemisphere, Armenia has offered itself...