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Author: Adam Reichardt

Russia’s Ill-Prepared Invasion

Interview with Andrew Wilson, University College London. Interviewer: Adam Reichardt

ADAM REICHARDT: The Russian aggression in Crimea has been strongly condemned in the West with the United States, United Kingdom, France and others suggesting even a boycott of the G8 summit in Sochi. Do you feel that the Western response so far has been adequate?

ANDREW WILSON: So far, indeed yes. Some would say that Russia should be kicked out of the G8 altogether. For those who want the lines of communication open, perhaps that’s too strong a measure, but the G7 can meet on its own without Russia.

March 3, 2014 - Adam Reichardt

Is the EuroMaidan Doomed?

 Photo by Wojciech Koźmic

This past week was a turning point in Ukraine’s months-long protests dubbed the “EuroMaidan”. The developments, however, have taken a turn for the worse. As the protests began losing steam and the endurance of the protesters waned, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, took some draconian legislative actions aimed at deterring the protests and criminalising their activities. After the Verkhovna Rada passed this year’s state budget without any debate, it proceeded to adopt new provisions to Ukraine’s criminal code that severely limit public assembly and opposition. Many have criticised these laws as being anti-democratic and in violation of Ukraine’s Constitution. The Parliament contends that these measures are necessary to ensure public safety.

January 20, 2014 - Adam Reichardt

Filling in the Gaps of Democracy

ADAM REICHARDT: The European Endowment for Democracy has emerged as an initiative credited to the Polish foreign minister Radosław Sikorski. How would you describe the origins and aims of this organisation? JERZY POMIANOWSKI: The initiative as we see it now and as it has developed during the last two years was brought to the attention […]

September 22, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

The Tymoshenko Effect?

On Thursday July 18th 2013, the most widely recognised anti-Putin opposition figure in Russia, Alexei Navalny, was found guilty of embezzling and stealing from a timber company. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

July 21, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

Rethinking Innovation

It is no surprise that in times of crises, those most active try to prepare the ground for a stronger position in times of prosperity. This is definitely true for businesses, but is also becoming more so when we speak about countries or even whole regions.

June 19, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

Pushed Outside the System

An interview with Garry Kasparov, Russian opposition leader and renowned world chess champion. Interviewer: Adam Reichardt

June 6, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

There Is No Plan B

On Friday May 17th, Krakow, Poland, hosted a summit of the foreign ministers of both the Visegrad Group and the Eastern Partnership states. The summit included the participation of the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton as well as Štefan Füle, the EU Commissioner for enlargement policy. The summit was hosted by Polish Foreign […]

May 19, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

A New Role for Eastern Europe?

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 […]

January 27, 2013 - Adam Reichardt

Considering Russia in the Voting Booth

NEE's editor-in-chief Adam Reichardt looks at the role relations with Putin's Russia can play in the 2012 US presidential elections.

July 9, 2012 - Adam Reichardt

Considering Russia in the Voting Booth

NEE's editor-in-chief Adam Reichardt looks at the role relations with Putin's Russia can play in the 2012 US presidential elections.

July 9, 2012 - Adam Reichardt

A Journey into the Russian Soul

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 […]

May 16, 2012 - Adam Reichardt

The Future of European Integration

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 […]

April 17, 2012 - Adam Reichardt


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