Welcome to the May 2012 newsletter!
The New Eastern Europe Political Cartoon Competition
New Eastern Europe is pleased to announced a contest for the best political cartoon related to Eastern Europe. Submitted cartoons will be assessed by the editors of New Eastern Europe and its Polish-sister Nowa Europa Wschodnia, as well as our contributing artist and graphic designer. The winner of the competition will be awarded with a free subscription to New Eastern Europe, plus publication of their drawing in the next issue of New Eastern Europe. The cartoons need to be authentic and shouldn’t have been published before. The deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2012. Click here for more information.
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. A holistic view of the economic situation in the region as a result of the economic crisis 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.
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