New Eastern Europe is Now on iPads

New Eastern Europe is now available for Apple iPads and iPhones

The English quarterly magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European Affairs, New Eastern Europe, is now available for purchase in digital format via a dedicated application on Apple iPads and Google Android devices.

New Eastern Europe has teamed up with digital magazine publisher PocketMags (www.pocketmags.com) to provide electronic distribution of the magazine. The application is free to download and allows readers to purchase single issues or a subscription for a reduced price, which amounts to over 50% off the cover price.


The digital format preserves the print version’s highly-acclaimed, readable layout with the added bonus of the possibility to host interactive content and media.

The current issue, as well all the back issues, is available for electronic purchase via the app. An individual issue costs only 4.99 EUR ($5.99 / £3.99) and a digital subscription (4-issues/12 months) is 14.49 EUR ($17.99 / £12.99).  

Print issues and subscriptions also remain available for purchase via the New Eastern Europe web site: www.neweasterneurope.eu.






About New Eastern Europe

New Eastern Europe is a quarterly news magazine which focuses on Central and Eastern European affairs. The editorial team is based in Krakow, Poland. The project is a joint collaboration between the City of Gdańsk, the European Solidarity Centre and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław. The objective of New Eastern Europe is to enhance understanding, raise awareness and further dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence. The magazine provides in-depth analysis, historical and cultural discussions, reports and reviews of books and films from and about the region.

New Eastern Europe has been published since October 2011 and is distributed worldwide. New Eastern Europe was nominated for the 2012 European Press Prize in the category of Editing.

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New Eastern Europe, the exclusive English language quarterly news magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs, is now available for purchase and subscription in multiple formats. The magazine provides readers with current events, political analysis, cultural and historical discussion as well as books and film reviews from and about the region.

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Can Russia Really Change: No. 1 (VI) / 2013

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Can Russia Really Change? – Issue 1 (VI) / 2013

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The winter 2013 issue takes a close look at Russia and asks the question: “Is change really possible?” The special block of articles in this issue features different perspectives of Russian public figures and experts such as Garry Kasparov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Anatoly Golubovsky and Tatiana Stanovaya. We also look at change, or lack of thereof, in Ukraine with Volodymyr Horbach’s assessment of the situation in the aftermath of the parliamentary elections, while Dominik Jankowski and Paweł Swieżak take a glimpse at the European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy and what impact it has really had on the countries in the East.

In an exclusive interview for New Eastern Europe, Anne Applebaum discusses the history and present situation in the countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain. You can also read a review of her new book in the review section written by Guardian journalist Luke Harding. In the history section, French professor and specialist on Russia, Cécile Vaissié, writes on the cordial relationship between two emigré journals based in Paris -  the Polish Kultura and the Russian Kontinent - and their mutual struggle against totalitarianism.  

French writer and screen director, Emmanuel Carrère, discusses his biography of Eduard Limonov, while Katerina Barushka reports on recent developments in Chinese-Belarusian relations. In addition, Filip Mazurczak analyses Poland’s economic challenges in the coming year, Zuzanna Warso discusses the legal challenges to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Jakub Nowakowski takes us to Lviv to discover its Jewish heritage. 

The issue wraps up with reviews of the latest books from or about the region.



1/2013 Table of Contents


Contents - Issue 1/2013

Opinion & Analysis

Dominik P. Jankowski and Paweł Świeżak - The Cost of Inaction

Despite being the best positioned to resolve conflicts in the region, the European Union is losing sight of its role in the security and stability in Eastern Europe. If only it had the will and courage to do so.

John Sweeney – The Dark State – Part I

Giuseppe D'Amato – Four More Years

Volodymyr Horbach - Nobody Wanted To Win

The best phrase to explain the hidden agenda of the latest parliamentary campaign in Ukraine is that “nobody wanted to win”; of course, not the candidates, but the chief strategists of the main political forces. Although nobody will confirm it aloud, the actions of the main political players reveal their true motivation.

Sebastien Gobert –Ukraine’s Quiet Revolution

Pushed Outside the System - Interview with Garry Kasparov

“Despite the state propaganda and attempts to divide us, we all are going to live together in the same country, and if we want this country to survive we are going to have to unite together against Putin’s regime.”

Tatiana Stanovaya - Opposition(s) in Waiting?

Jakub Korejba – Democracy? No thanks!

The idea of freedom and democracy in the western sense is currently incompatible with Russia’s deeply rooted history, social structure, psychology and mentality. Trying to boost democracy would mean acting against all the elements that make up the Russian national identity.

Fyodor Lukyanov – No Competition

Anatoly Golubovsky – Divided We Stand

Ivan Preobrazhensky - In Search of Traitors and Spies

Zuzanna Warso – A Question of Jurisdiction

Filip Mazurczak - Tusk’s Unenviable Dilemma

Throughout this economic crisis, Poland has been in a privileged position, with a relatively strong economic performance allowing it to stall on difficult reforms. However, the comforts of Euro 2012 public investments, generous aid from Brussels, and a lucrative export market in the West are all gradually receding.


A conversation with Anne Applebaum – Dishonest Promises and Illegitimate Regime

“The countries of what we used to call Eastern Europe are now as different from one another as the countries of Western Europe, maybe even more so. The differences between Poland and Albania, and Romania and Slovakia are certainly as great as those between England, Italy and Greece.”

A conversation with Emmanuel Carrère –Russia in my Blood  


Katerina Barushka – Potatoes and Fortune Cookies

The recent boom in Belarus-China relations is surprising; it’s sudden, it’s wide scale and it’s inexplicable. What are the true reasons and possible prospects for this cooperation?

Ruben Martinez – Stateless in Riga


Cécile Vaissié - Together against Totalitarianism

People, Ideas, Inspirations

Jakub Nowakowski – Contemporary Lviv and its Jewish Background

The city of Lviv is currently undergoing the process of reviving its Jewish memory. This process is not only complex, but also painful. It requires asking many difficult questions and making an effort to answer them.

Joanna Bernatowicz - The Solitary Voice

Annabelle Chapman - When Itzik Fell out of the Sky


Books and Reviews 

Luke Harding - Homo Sovieticus: Stalin's failed European experiment

On Anne Applebaum’s Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

Wojciech Michinik - The Irony of Polish History

On Halik Kochanski’s The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

Monika Murzyn-Kupisz - Anchored in the Past, Food for Thought in the Present

On the Taube Foundation’s Field Guide to Jewish Warsaw and Kraków

Dominik P. Jankowski - How to Build Influence?

On Małgorzata Klatt and Tomasz Stępniewski’s Normative Influence. The European Union, Eastern Europe and Russia

Iwona Reichardt - Bitter-sweet. Or what’s in between Europe’s East and West

On Emil Brix’s Z powrotem w Europie Środkowej. Eseje i szkice (Back to Central Europe. Collection of Essays

Magdalena Link-Lenczowska - 13 Tales from the Polish Kingdom of Commi-Land

On Tadeusz Lubelski’s Historia niebyła kina PRL (The Non-existent History of Cinema in the People’s Republic of Poland)

Ida Orzechowska - Into the Wild

On Vesna Pešić’s Divlje društvo – kako smo stigli dovde (Wild Society. How did we get here)

Edward Lucas – The Return of Edward Lucas

Authors love reviews of their books – even negative ones (any publicity is better than none). A long and sympathetic review by an expert is as welcome as it is rare. So I was delighted that my old friend Eugeniusz “Gienek” Smolar has reviewed my book Deception at such length in New Eastern Europe.

Together for Eastern Europe



New Eastern Europe is a collaborative project between three Polish institutions

The City of Gdańsk www.gdansk.pl


A city with over a thousand years of history, Gdańsk has been a melting pot of cultures and ethnic groups. The air of tolerance and wealth built on trade has enabled culture, science, and the Arts to flourish in the city for centuries. Today, Gdańsk remains a key meeting place and major tourist attraction in Poland.


While the city boasts historic sites of enchanting beauty, it also has a major historic and social importance. In addition to its 1000-year history, the city is the place where the Second World War broke out as well as the birthplace of Solidarność, the Solidarity movement, which led to the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe.


The European Solidarity Centre www.ecs.gda.pl  


The European Solidarity Centre is a multifunctional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activities with a modern museum and archive, which document freedom movements in the modern history of Poland and Europe.


The Centre was established in Gdańsk on November 8th 2007, by the Minister of Culture, the Marshall of the Pomeranian Voivodship, the President of the City of Gdańsk and the Chairman of the NSZZ Solidarność Trade Union.


The main purpose of the European Solidarity Centre is to preserve the heritage and memory of Solidarność in order to hand it down to future generations, while stressing its relevance and universal value.


The Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe www.kew.org.pl


The College of Eastern Europe is a non-profit, non-governmental foundation founded on February 9th 2001 by Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a former head of the Polish section of Radio Free Europe and a democratic activist.


The foundation deals with cooperation between the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. The aims if its charters are to carry out educational, cultural and publishing activities, and to develop programmes which enhance the transformation in the countries of Eastern Europe.


The organisation has its headquarters in Wrocław, Poland, a city in western Poland, perfectly situated in the centre of Europe and with a deep understanding of both Western and Eastern Europe.


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