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Abkhazia: Counting on a Cryptocurrency

Breakaway Abkhazia plans to launch its own cryptocurrency in a bid to...

Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

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

Can China Help GUAM Diversify Away from Russia?

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

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...

Russia’s Colonial Allergy

“The history of Russia is the history of a country that colonizes...

Moldova: Can Presidential Election Alter Geopolitical Course?

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

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...

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...

Moldova: Separatist Transnistria Region Reorienting Trade from Russia to EU

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

Moscow Takes Charge as Karabakh Peacemaker

Russia on April 7 swiftly took charge as a conciliator in the...

Frozen Conflicts Undermine Nuclear Security

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

Moldova: Shadowy Power Deal Fueling Protesters’ Anger

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

Russia and the EU: The Tale of Two Empires

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

Moldova: Examining the Russian Media Factor in Protests

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

Moldova: Pondering Unification with Romania?

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

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

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

Russian Troops In Transnistria Squeezed By Ukraine And Moldova

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

Can Russia Afford Transnistria?

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

Economics Not Impacting Russian Support for Georgian Separatists

As the Russian economy tanks, some observers are starting to ask: is...

Moldova: Does Russian TV Threaten National Security?

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

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

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

Rethinking Relationships in Europe’s East

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

How Ex-Soviet Separatists Interpret Scotland’s Vote

Scotland’s dabbling in secessionism has been closely watched in the ex-Soviet Union,...

Moldova: Moving Toward the EU

Moldova’s signature on an association agreement June 27 with the European Union...

South Ossetia to Russia: Annex Me, Please

If Russia is looking for more land to grab, breakaway South Ossetia...

Speculation Rises about Moscow's Intentions in Moldova

Fears that the crisis in Ukraine could be spreading to Moldova have...

Will Crimea Sate Russia's Appetite?

With Russia's annexation of Crimea accomplished breathtakingly quickly, is Russia's land grab...

South Ossetia: Does Inauguration Close Book on Domestic Political Strife?

Separatist South Ossetia finally has a new de-facto president: Leonid Tibilov, a...

Rogozin's Replacement At NATO Suggests More Diplomatic Approach From Russia

Russia has apparently chosen a new ambassador to NATO, and it appears...

What Happened to South Ossetia’s Iron Lady?

(Note: This post was updated with links to video and photos on...