Dear Readers and Friends,
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2013! As 2012 comes to a close, we invite you to look back at this past year with a compilation of the Best of NEE Online 2012 – our top 10 articles we published online. The compilation can be found online at: http://www.neweasterneurope.eu/section/the-best-of-2012.
With the new year, come new changes and new opportunities. For New Eastern Europe, this means our new issue. This issue is particularly important for us as it is the first issue with our brand new logo as well as our new editorial board on the credits page.
Another important change taking place in 2013 will be New Eastern Europe’s availability for download on iPads, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire devices. Using this outlet, we hope to reach even more readers to enhance the dialogue we have started with our traditional print version. The NEE App is currently in development and we hope this application will be available in early-mid January 2013.
New Eastern Europe No. 1(VI)/2013
The winter 2013 issue takes a close look at Russia and asks the question: “Is change really possible?” The special block of articles in this issue features different perspectives of Russian public figures and experts such as Garry Kasparov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Anatoly Golubovsky and Tatiana Stanovaya. We also look at change, or lack of thereof, in Ukraine with Volodymyr Horbach’s assessment of the situation in the aftermath of the parliamentary elections, while Dominik Jankowski and Paweł Swieżak take a glimpse at the European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy and what impact it has really had on the countries in the East.
In an exclusive interview for New Eastern Europe, Anne Applebaum discusses the history and present situation in the countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain. You can also read a review of her new book in the review section written by Guardian journalist Luke Harding.
French writer and screen director, Emmanuel Carrère, discusses his biography of Eduard Limonov, while Katerina Barushka reports on recent developments in Chinese-Belarusian relations. In addition, Filip Mazurczak analyses Poland’s economic challenges in the coming year, Zuzanna Warso discusses the legal challenges to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Jakub Nowakowski takes us to Lviv to discover its Jewish heritage. The issue wraps up with reviews of the latest books from or about the region. More info on the issue and how to order it in print (or electronically) can be found on our web site: www.neweasterneurope.eu.
We thank all of those who have joined us already and as always, invite you to share your opinion and thoughts online at as well as on Facebook and Twitter. We appreciate your ongoing support of New Eastern Europe!