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Analysis: The Irish Twist In The EU Political DNA

Tuesday, 17 June 2008, 11:48 am | Radio Free Europe

It is a sign of the strength of the nascent European constitutional tradition that most EU member states, led by France and Germany, have insisted the Lisbon Treaty is not dead. Even Britain, the EU's arch-skeptic, intends to ratify the treaty. More >>

Afghan Recalls Long Friendship With Benazir Bhutto

Saturday, 29 December 2007, 6:08 am | Radio Free Europe

"If you want to be in politics, if you think about 'is it safe or is it not safe?' you might as well not get involved -- because of course it's not safe," says Gailani, whose own political pedigree invite comparisons to Bhutto. More >>

Benazir Bhutto's Death Felt Keenly In Kabul

Friday, 28 December 2007, 7:08 am | Radio Free Europe

The death of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in an apparent suicide attack outside the capital, Islamabad, has shaken the country's political landscape and underscored the threat that politically motivated violence poses in the region. More >>

Tajikistan Government Bans Witchcraft

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 4:45 am | Radio Free Europe

Amid a spike in unemployment and energy prices, the Tajik government in recent months has moved to curb civil liberties. Its latest target, however, is an eye-catcher: witchcraft. More >>

Uzbek Incumbent President Islam Karimov Re-Elected

Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 7:16 am | Radio Free Europe

Uzbekistan's Central Election Commission today gave the preliminary results of the December 23 presidential election. Not surprisingly, incumbent President Islam Karimov won the vote. More >>

Putin's Plan To Become 'Father Of A New Country'

Friday, 21 December 2007, 4:56 am | Radio Free Europe

Putin's efforts to restore Russia's standing as a power in the international arena is enormously popular among Russians, many of whom remain bitter about the economic hardships and foreign-policy weakness of the 1990s. More >>

Russia: TIME Magazine Marks Putin's Grand Bargain

Friday, 21 December 2007, 4:25 am | Radio Free Europe

In its appraisal of Putin, "Time" argues that he has brought Russia out of the chaos of the 1990s to a new stability from which most Russians are benefiting. More >>

Iran: Internet Cafes Shut For Un-Islamic Behavior

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 5:09 am | Radio Free Europe

Iranian state media quote the police as saying that in the past few days, they have closed down 25 Internet cafes and given warnings to 170 cafe owners for "using immoral computer games and storing obscene photos". More >>

Putin Agrees To Serve As Russian Prime Minister

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 8:18 pm | Radio Free Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin ended months of speculation about his political future on December 17 when he agreed to serve as prime minister in the event that voters elect his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev, as president. More >>

British Troops Return Basrah To Iraqi Govt Forces

Monday, 17 December 2007, 6:17 am | Radio Free Europe

The British military has handed over security control of Iraq's southern province of Al-Basrah,550 kilometers south of Baghdad, to Iraqi government forces in a major step toward a full and final withdrawal from the country. More >>

Iran Seizes On United States Nuclear Turnaround

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 6:42 pm | Radio Free Europe

Rare is a U.S. intelligence report that seems to strike joy in the hearts of Iranian leaders. But a new U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which concludes that Iran is not currently at work on a nuclear weapons program, appears to have done ... More >>

Kazakhstan To Assume OSCE Chairmanship In 2010

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:33 am | Radio Free Europe

The OSCE's election-monitoring arm, the Organization for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), monitored Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections in August and acknowledged that the country had made progress, but said a number of international ... More >>

Beyond 08: Will These Elections Be Russia's Last?

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:25 am | Radio Free Europe

An open letter from a group of politically connected luminaries, including Mikhalkov, implored Putin to stay in power. Billboards proclaiming "Putin's Plan -- Russia's Future" have sprung up like mushrooms across the country. More >>

Afghanistan: Resurgent Taliban Slows Aid Projects

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:21 am | Radio Free Europe

Of more than 14,000 reconstruction works under way, NATO officials have described the Kajaki hydroelectric dam in Helmand Province as the project with the most strategic and psychological significance. NATO announced in early 2007 that its key objective ... More >>




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