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Every unhappy country is unhappy in its own way.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ramped up his brutal repression with a series of raids on opposition leaders and politically motivated jailings that has led the UN to accuse his regime of “crimes against humanity.”
Only one in four voters in Almaty, the country's largest city, cast their ballot.
There seem to be two kinds of Russian political figure: the quiet and the noisy. We tend to focus on the noisy ones for obvious reasons, but it is the quiet ones who tend to matter, and the case of Evgeny Prigozhin illustrates this perfectly.
Since communism collapsed and Georgia achieved independence, we have only too often witnessed an ambivalence about the country's future direction among its ruling elites.
Politicians and intellectuals sign letter arguing that possibility party “could be permanently banned so close to the upcoming elections places Turkish democracy in dire jeopardy”.
Kremlin nevertheless bristled at top diplomat’s arrival, saying “there is no place for the democratisation experiments of Washington”.
There’s “lots of energy in opposition circles now,” says Selim Koru at Ankara’s Tepav think tank.
Moscow’s attempts to stifle internet freedom and further isolate the country from the rest of the world appear to be ramping up in the second year of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
"In a context of deep regional instability, the situation of the "frozen conflicts" is vulnerable to Russia's military presence and the unpredictability of its geostrategic actions..." w
A court in Belarus sentenced exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to 15 years in prison for leading protests against the country's authoritarian leader in August 2020.
Alliance resolves row that split ranks by agreeing popular Istanbul and Ankara mayors will be made vice-presidents should country’s authoritarian ruler be defeated.
After a dozen meetings between its half-dozen constituents, the Nation’s Alliance failed to reach a unanimous selection of a presidential candidate to challenge Erdogan in May’s national ballot.
Reform on 31.9%, with far-right EKRE on 15.8%, putting Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in strong position to build coalition of her choosing.
Estonia’s radical right-wing party is catching up with the ruling liberal Reform Party, with just hours to go before the general election on Sunday.
Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.
Pavel Blazek has made nine requests to obtain information from prosecutors relating to the city council corruption scandal in which he and ex-colleagues have been questioned by police.
Germany's Deputy Chancellor, Robert Habeck, announced that Berlin will crack down on EU companies that dodge Western sanctions on Russia, as governments become increasingly alarmed at the scale of the sanctions leakage, the Financial Times reported.
Russia's plans to subsume Belarus and dismantle its independence by 2030, according to documents seen as part of an investigation by a group of US and European media outlets, including the Kyiv Independent.