February 22, 2013 /
Dana McKelvey
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
February 19, 2013 /
Gregory Gilderman, Misha Friedman
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
December 29, 2012 /
Dimiter Kenarov, Steve Sapienza
Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.
September 14, 2012
Eve Conant
Reporter Eve Conant visits the once-secret city of Obninsk, outside Moscow, where Russia is educating “nuclear newcomers” from Belarus, Turkey, Vietnam, Bangladesh and other countries.
September 3, 2012
Eve Conant
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
July 2, 2012
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
June 9, 2012
Anna Nemtsova
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
May 10, 2012
Joshua Kucera
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
March 3, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joshua Yaffa
The protests that erupted, the eerie calm that followed, and what everyone is thinking about Putin.
February 26, 2012
Joshua Yaffa
Popular demonstrations against the rule of Vladimir Putin are sweeping across Russia. Will the demands of the middle class protesters force Putin to liberalize—or keep him from returning to power?
February 16, 2012 / Untold Stories
Nicola Paracchini
Belarusians living in the "last dictatorship in Europe" are looking outward for information and help.
December 11, 2011 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Jason Motlagh
Twenty years after independence, Belarus struggles for freedom under the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko.
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July 8, 2011 / The Washington Post
Jason Motlagh
In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?

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