How ordinary Crimeans helped Russia annex their home
Five years on, the role of local people in Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been underestimated. Yet their help was vital in seizing the peninsula for Russia.
Nazarbayev's resignation and the end of post-Soviet politics in Kazakhstan
The "lifelong leader" of Kazakhstan has resigned, putting an end to a 30-year rule — and opening up space to reflect on the country's development.
Moldova’s grassroots fight against oligarchic corruption
Moldova's recent parliamentary election may have been business as usual, but there are signs that campaigners are gathering momentum in their fight against the country's oligarchic system of power.