In Depth: Europe and Central Asia

11 Apr 2017

Domestic Discontent Spreading in Russia and Belarus

With Victor Yankovych’s takedown from power three years ago heavy on their minds, Presidents Lukashenka and Putin are facing growing and widespread domestic resistance.

Putin Lashes Out Over Syria, Increasing Tension As Tillerson Arrives In Moscow

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. 12:56 PM EDT

Russia Rejects Accusation of Supporting Taliban

Afghanistan Times. 02:35 PM EDT

Armenian Opposition Bloc Calls On Constitutional Court To Annul Election Results

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. 01:40 PM EDT

Turkish Govt to Accelerate Reforms by May 2017: Deputy PM

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 01:36 PM EDT

Why Europe is Falling Apart

Michael J. Totten's blog My newest long-form piece was published in The Tower magazine over the weekend. Here’s the first part. Europe as we have known it for over five decades has been a stable and prosperous place at peace with itself, famous for ...

7 Apr 2017

Independent, Liberal Universities Under Attack in Eastern Europe

In another example of democratic backsliding, governments in Russia and Hungary threaten to close two independent universities. Western leaders should stand up and speak out.

Russia Suspends Air Safety Deal with US after Syria Strike

Asharq al-Awsat. United Kingdom. 02:30 PM EDT

Russian Opposition Activist Razvozzhayev Released From Prison After Serving Term

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. 11:13 AM EDT

Total Control at Schengen Borders as of Today

New Europe. Belgium. 11:04 AM EDT

Kremlin Slams 'Illegal' US Attack on Syria

The Moscow Times. 10:46 AM EDT
6 Apr 2017

Will 2017 Be the Last Year for the French Socialist Party?

Carnegie Moscow Center. Russia. 03:41 PM EDT

Turkey’s Erdogan Blasts Europe as a ‘Rotten Continent’

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 10:52 AM EDT

Turkey Holds Joint Naval Drills with Russia

Eurasia Review. Spain. 10:51 AM EDT