A conversation with Mikhail Ilyin, Russian political scientist and expert in political systems and foreign policy. Interviewer: Adam Reichardt 2012 was quite an interesting year for Russia, both domestically and internationally. How would you sum it up? First of all, it would be impossible to separate the two aspects – international and domestic – when […]
A conversation with Colin Thubron, British travel writer and novelist. Interviewers: Adam Reichardt and Hayden Berry ***This is an abridged version of an interview with Colin Thubron. The full version is found in the current issue of New Eastern Europe No 2 (III) / 2012 – which is available here: http://www.east24.eu/en_US/index *** NEW EASTERN EUROPE: You have […]
An interview with Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia Bulgaria and Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian edition of Foreign Policy Magazine. NEW EASTERN EUROPE: How do you view the European Union’s current policy toward Belarus? Do you think that this strategy can be effective? Does it have a defined goal or will […]
A Review of the Annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies. March 30 – April 2, 2012. Cambridge, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is nearly as far “western Europe” as one can think. Yet, don’t let their geographic position fool you. This year’s annual conference of the British Association for […]
ADAM REICHARDT: On October 11th 2011, a court in Kyiv sentenced former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison and prohibited her from occupying any government post for three years. Do you think this verdict will make Tymoshenko Ukraine’s Joan of Arc? VOLODYMYR HORBACH: I would not want Yulia Tymoshenko, nor any other […]
In the eastern parts of the European continent, 1918 is remembered not only as the end of the First World War, but also saw the emergence of newly-independent states and the rise of geopolitical struggles which are felt until this day.
Vladimir Putin is set to win a fourth term as president of the Russian Federation. The March-April 2018 issue takes a deeper look at the consequences of Putin’s presidency and what could eventually come after…
Central Asia is an ethnically, geographically and culturally diverse region, covering a similar land mass as the European Union. Yet, it remains one of the least familiar to the general public in the West.
“The price of Europeanising the Balkans is much higher than the price of the Balkanisation of Europe,” claims Zagreb-based writer Miljenko Jergović in the opening essay to this issue of New Eastern Europe.