Practice attack on Moscow was anything but routine

By Douglas Birch

Did 1983 U.S.-NATO war game bring the world to the brink of Armageddon?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… — that is, Soviet — arms deliveries to Syria, coupled with unrest in Eastern Europe. Rising tensions and a change in the Soviet leadership triggered an invas …"

Onshore and offshore realms equally secretive in Greece

By Harry Karanikas

Onshore and offshore realms equally secretive in Greece

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… terial. She told me that I had two choices: either travel to a country in Eastern Europe to search the data myself now, or wait until November to get remote help f …"

"… olleague. Two months was too long to wait. A few days later I travelled to Eastern Europe. An ICIJ colleague showed me how to search the millions of records. Durin …"

Caribbean go-between provided shelter for far-away frauds

British Virgin Islands firm provided shelter for far-away frauds even as regulators prodded it to obey anti-money-laundering laws.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… er to fraudsters, money launderers and other shady characters from Russia, Eastern Europe and the United States. Click through to ICIJ.org to continue re …"

Donor profile: George Soros

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… vidual rights — since 1979. He worked to foster free speech in communist Eastern Europe and continued to support the creation of open societies in former Soviet b …"

U.S. nuclear targeting unaltered since 2008

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The more things change, the more they stay the same in U.S. planning for nuclear war.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… ocess over the past two decades — a period in which the political map of Eastern Europe was redrawn, NATO was expanded and wars erupted in the Balkans, the Persia …"

FACT CHECK: Foreign policy themed GOP debate full of falsehoods

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential candidates stretch the truth on international issues in South Carolina debate

ICIJ unveils Daniel Pearl Awards finalists

By Steve Carpinelli

ICIJ Announces the Finalists for the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting

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"… and H1N1 flu pandemic to the world of human trafficking and sex slavery in Eastern Europe. The seven finalists represent some of the world’s best investigative re …"

"… est investigative reporting and include stories from Afghanistan and Iraq, Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.“I’m honored to present …"

"… eport by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project uncovers how Eastern European criminals and corrupt politicians are using offshore havens as fronts fo …"

"… n riveting detail the underground criminal networks and the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad.  Pirates, Smugglers and …"

Romanian weapons modified in the U.S. become scourge of Mexican drug war

By Rick Schmitt and Rick Young

Center story focused on Romanian weapon now targeted by Feinstein legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… s of arms and ammunitions onto the market. Mining new sources of supply in Eastern Europe, the company was reportedly buying and selling 50,000 rifles a month, incl …"

"… rmer Century manager says.When the U.S. eased restrictions on imports from Eastern Europe in the mid-1990s, the relationship expanded. Romarm says it signed its fir …"

Pentagon’s anti-trafficking efforts need improvement

By Laurel Adams

For the past 10 years, the Pentagon has required a clause against human-trafficking on military contracts, but a review by the inspector gen

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"… ST FACT: In 2002, a news report alleged that trafficked women from Russia, Eastern Europe and the Philippines were forced into prostitution in South Korean bars fre …"

Overview: The tobacco lobby goes global

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

The tobacco lobby goes global

Excerpts from this story referencing "British American Tobacco":

"… ting sales successes in places like Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Malaysia. British American Tobacco (BAT) boasted in its 2009 annual report that “some two-thirds of our rev …"

"… y how much is spent in developing nations. Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco do not report lobbying expenditures abroad as they do in the United States …"

"… the three world leaders in cross-border cigarette sales – Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco International – as well as leading international mark …"

A million euros for Russian investigative reporting

By David E. Kaplan

Our colleagues at the Denmark-based Scoop, which funds investigative projects in Eastern Europe, have received some very welcome news: an im

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"… lleagues at the Denmark-based Scoop, which funds investigative projects in Eastern Europe, have received some very welcome news: an impressive three-year grant by t …"

Despite allegations, no prosecutions for war zone sex trafficking

By Nick Schwellenbach and Carol D. Leonnig

Eight years ago, President George W. Bush issued a stern policy on sex trafficking in war zones — a policy that remains on the books to this

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… ees were implicated in Bosnia for buying and selling women from throughout Eastern Europe — and not prosecuted — the U.S. Army was told this February that super …"

The counterfeit cops

By Te-Ping Chen

Private investigators fight a hidden war against knock-off cigarettes, electronics, toothpaste, and more

Excerpts from this story referencing "British American Tobacco":

"… just the tobacco industry as an example, companies like Philip Morris and British American Tobacco work with dozens of investigators and informants around the world.Of cours …"

European ambitions hit a wall of carbon

By Brigitte Alfter

Business and industry pare back EU climate goals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… ntly reduced in the 1990s after the collapse of industry in large parts of Eastern Europe, did counting those reductions accurately reflect the EU’s overall attem …"

Black markets, organized crime ravaging West Africa

By Kate Willson

A thriving cigarette black market is depleting West African economies of tax dollars, fueling corruption, and possibly funding insurgencies,

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"… s GDP and oil smuggling rivals Sierra Leone’s GDP.)Ships from China and Eastern Europe dock in major West African ports carrying containers of smokes that lack l …"

Terrorism and tobacco

By Kate Willson

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… Huge tobacco black markets have arisen from New York State to Paraguay to Eastern Europe, as smugglers move cheap and counterfeit cigarettes to sell in lucrative h …"

China’s Marlboro Country

By Te-Ping Chen

A massive underground industry makes China the world leader in counterfeit cigarettes

Excerpts from this story referencing "British American Tobacco":

"… ariffs as high as 430 percent. That, though, didn’t deter companies like British American Tobacco from smuggling their products into China — or Chinese enterprisers like …"

Ukraine’s ‘lost’ cigarettes flood Europe

By Vlad Lavrov

Big tobacco’s overproduction fuels $2 billion black market

Excerpts from this story referencing "British American Tobacco":

"… is International, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Imperial Tobacco, and British American Tobacco (BAT), have produced billions of excess cigarettes in Ukraine, fueling a t …"

Eastern Europe to U.S.: Wait, wait, now we want your missiles!

By Nikola Horejs

The controversy over the missile defense system the United States plans to build in Eastern Europe has taken almost a 360-degree turn recent

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… oversy over the missile defense system the United States plans to build in Eastern Europe has taken almost a 360-degree turn recently. Until November the Bush admin …"

Overview

By Marina Walker Guevara

Tobacco is the most widely smuggled legal substance, and it's trafficking fuels organized crime and corruption

Excerpts from this story referencing "British American Tobacco":

"… p Morris International, Japan Tobacco International, Imperial Tobacco, and British American Tobacco — produce and import 30 billion cigarettes in Ukraine beyond what the co …"

Blame the distributor

By Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu

How Gallaher stayed in the smuggling game

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… s its major distributor. The goods were soon diverted to Africa and across Eastern Europe, including to smuggling havens in Latvia, Ukraine, and Montenegro. When U. …"

An interrogation role model

By Yossi Melman

U.S. picked up tactics — including torture — from Israeli intelligence

An opportunity seized

By Paul Radu

In its zeal to please U.S., Romania tramples foreigners' rights

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… to brainwash recruits and mount suicide attacks not previously seen in the Eastern European country. "When they met together the cell members were extremely cautiou …"

"… nto the NATO alliance, Bush gave a speech that drew a parallel between the Eastern European nation's overthrow of Ceauşescu and the impending U.S. attack on Saddam …"

"… The Washington Post reported that the U.S. operated secret prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to hold terrorism suspects outside the protections of U.S. o …"

International Orthodox Christian Charities

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

A newcomer to the HIV/AIDS battle, International Orthodox Christian Charities stress the 'A' and 'B' of ABC message

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… AIDS initiative.The organization's fight against HIV/AIDS has also reached Eastern Europe. In April 2005, IOCC got $2 million from USAID for a three-year project in …"

Private interests

By Paul Radu

The privatization of Romania's oil industry has enriched the well-connected—and corrupt

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… 950 million barrels and with the largest refining capacity in Central and Eastern Europe, Romania, a nation of 22.6 million people, plays an important role in the …"

"… g with the country's standing as one of the biggest markets in Central and Eastern Europe, and its on-shore and off-shore oil and natural gas potential reserves, ma …"

"… ch officer working in NATO's Office of the Special Adviser for Central and Eastern Europe and an author of studies on NATO-Russia relationships.The announcement of …"

A human rights issue

By M. Asif Ismail

In Europe, nations ban reproductive cloning, but allow research to continue

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… ornia State University, Hayward.About half of the countries in Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics in the Caucasus have ratified the Protocol on …"

Defending the internal water empire

They may talk free-market privatization abroad, but internally France closely guards its own borders against foreign water companies

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… ial bureaucracies continue to pave the way for Vivendi and Suez in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.At a November 2001 meeting of the World Trad …"

"… about laws that restrict their access to foreign markets, Hoedeman said.In Eastern Europe, Vivendi and Suez have obtained numerous privatization contracts with the …"

"… mplained about the lack of a "fair and transparent procurement process" in Eastern Europe, it has created joint funding projects with Suez and Vivendi for developme …"

"… as created joint funding projects with Suez and Vivendi for development in Eastern Europe that are not always transparent themselves.In November 2000, for example, …"

Cholera and the age of the water barons

By Bill Marsden

Cholera turned out to be a chronicle of death foretold by blind ideology

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… alia/New Zealand and in 18 European nations, with most of the expansion in Eastern Europe. There, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has played a …"

"… r efforts on the potentially lucrative markets of North America, China and Eastern Europe. All three told ICIJ they hope to more than double their revenue and their …"

Drugs, diamonds and deadly cargoes

By Alain Lallemand

Israeli Leonid Minin has an expensive drug habit, and a fondness for beautiful woman and polished diamonds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… es, and Andrei Skrylev, suspected of being an important drug trafficker in Eastern Europe." Like Switzerland, Monaco had declared him a prohibited immigrant on June …"

"… g, the police found a cassette that appeared to have just been recorded in Eastern Europe – of a training camp for bodyguards and assassins. Minin appears on the …"

"… g false end-user certificates, and for delivering 68 tons of weaponry from Eastern Europe supposedly destined for Burkina Faso, and 113 tons marked for the Ivory Co …"

The influence peddlers

By Yossi Melman and Julio Godoy

Arcadi Gaydamak epitomized the business of war in the post-Cold War era – an entrepreneur with global ties to resource exploitation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eastern Europe":

"… rding to reports in the French media, Nart had used Gaydamak's contacts in Eastern Europe to improve his agency's penetration of the region, and in return offered G …"

"… . The weapons were obtained through ZTS Osos and transported directly from Eastern European countries to Angola, bypassing France.A gateway to richesRe-armed, the L …"

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