Welcome to the April 2012 newsletter!
The British Association of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES) Conference 2012
Between March 30th and April 2nd, BASEES held their annual conference at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK. New Eastern Europe attended the conference, both as a delegate and an exhibitor, and you can read Managing Editor Adam Reichardt’s review of the conference here. The keynote speaker at the conference was Ivan Krastev, and you can read our interview with him here.
We also had the opportunity to hold a discussion with Tomas Maltby (University of Manchester), Andrew Judge (University of Strathclyde), and Jack Sharples (University of Glasgow) about the Future of Energy Security in Europe. You can read this discussion here.
April/June 2012: Putin’s New Challenge: RUSSIA
The new April-June 2012 issue of New Eastern Europe is now in the shops, as well as available to buy from our online shop.
The issue opens with a series of analysis examining the situation in Russia and the new challenges that await Vladimir Putin as he returns to the Presidency. American expert Gail Lapidus, Polish analyst Jadwiga Rogoża, and Russian political analyst Ivan Preobrazhensky all provide key insight on what they see as the changes taking place in Russia and what is in store for its immediate future.
The issue also features an exclusive text by David Kramer and Susan Corke of Freedom House. Writing for New Eastern Europe, they make the case for further action with Belarus; warning that if the West does not act soon, it will be too late.
Lastly, this issue provides a special feature providing a holistic view of the economic situation in the region as a result of the economic crisis. The feature is opened by a text from World Bank Economists Benu Bidani, Mame Fatou Diagne, and Salman Zaidi. All these along with texts by Dmitry Babich, Gail Lapidus, Zakhar Prilepin, Cornelius Ochmann, Katarzyna Kwiatowska and Ziemowit Szczerek, and interviews with Colin Thubron and Grigory Yavlinksy, as well as reviews of the latest books and films on or from the region are found in this issue of New Eastern Europe.
New Partnership – Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy
We are proud to announce a new partnership with Polish Radio’s English service – Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy – the leading English language news resource for Polish news. Updated regularly, they cover Polish domestic and foreign affairs, economy and business, culture, sport, and human interest stories. Their English web site is: www.thenews.pl
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