The November-December 2014 issue of New Eastern Europe is dedicated to the one year anniversary of the start of the EuroMaidan Revolution in Ukraine. This issue looks at Ukraine from a deep perspective and shows the context on the changes that have taken place in Ukraine since the watershed political events which began in Kyiv one year ago.
The issue opens up with an interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of Crimean Tatars who recently won a seat to Ukraine’s parliament, who speaks about the early days of the Crimea invasion and his discussions with Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Dzhemilev’s interview is followed by a series of essays discussing the situation in Ukraine today. In these texts authors answer such questions as: is Ukraine more democratic? Is there more media freedom in Ukraine today? What is the outlook for Ukraine’s economic situation? And what is the role of the oligarchs in a post-Maidan reality? Finally, the topics of “special status” for Donbas and the recent lustration law are put under an analytical microscope.
In addition, authors of this issue expose the characteristics of Russian actions in regards to Ukraine and agree with the statement that Kremlin tactics have not only hurt Ukraine but also divided Europe. The issue also presents insight into Russia’s hybrid war as well as a discussion on the recent local elections held in St Petersburg and how they exemplify the Kremlin’s further consolidation of power inside the country.
In addition the issue includes:
– An interview with Wolfgang Templin, a former East German dissident, discussing German reunification and historical memory 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall;
– An essay by Paweł Świeboda on the challenges that lie ahead for Donald Tusk as the new European Council president;
– A presentation of the first democratic audit of Poland;
– A report from Donbas on how the people are adjusting to the new reality of the self-proclaimed People’s Republics;
– An interview with Myroslav Marynovych, Ukrainian dissident during the Soviet Union;
– A special section on Kraków (Poland) – a city of literature.
– Much, much more
For the table of contents and a preview of the issue click below: