Welcome to the September 2012 newsletter!
Just to remind you that the summer 2012 issue of New Eastern Europe is still on sale and takes a closer look at the political and cultural developments taking place in the region.
John Sweeney, reports on his recent trip to eastern Ukraine. Grzegorz Gromadzki analyses Russia’s power system under Putin, while Kelly Hignett, provides a picture of the Cold War style diplomatic-espionage games taking place between the UK and Russia. And Yegor Vasylyev analyses Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych.
In addition, Katerina Barushka, tells the story of the 2011 Minsk metro attack, Paweł Kowal, advocates for a new approach toward Belarus, and Adam Bodnar and Irmina Pacho provide their perspective on Poland’s participation with the American CIA in the imprisonment of terror suspects on Polish soil.
Competition for Submissions to New Eastern Europe
We invite you to take part in this summer’s competition From East to West. If you are travelling to (or live in) a country that was once a part of the former Soviet Union – we invite you to submit a report or a story from your travels. The report should take place in a country or region of the former Soviet Union and cover any issue of interest, such as everyday life, politics, sports, culture, etc. We are especially interested in stories about little known problems as well as a new perspective on already known issues. The report should not have been published anywhere previously. Please check here for more details.
October/December 2012: Energy
We can now reveal that the autumn 2012 issue of New Eastern Europe will feature a block of texts about energy, and presents a glimpse into a few of the games being played in the region, such as Russia’s move to focus on oil exports to China, Lithuania’s nuclear power ambitions, Ukraine’s internal tug-of-war with natural gas, and the water struggles between the states of Central Asia. In addition, there will be texts by Jadwiga Rogoża, Vitaly Pornikov, Eugeniusz Smolar and Paweł Świeboda. We also have interviews with Luke Harding from the Guardian newspaper and Slovak novelist Jozef Banas.
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