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Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe affiliated with the New Eastern Europe magazine and a member of the EuroPod network.

Check out our latest 10-part documentary podcast titled: "The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope". Available here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-belarus/id1541119981?uo=4

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Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe affiliated with the New Eastern Europe magazine and a member of the EuroPod network.

Check out our latest 10-part documentary podcast titled: "The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope". Available here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-belarus/id1541119981?uo=4

    Episode 79: Ukraine’s foreign policy blitz

    Episode 79: Ukraine’s foreign policy blitz

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    In this episode, Adam and Maciek get back to Ukraine and discuss recent developments in Ukraine’s foreign policy, including Nord Stream 2, the Crimea Platform and President Zelenskyy’s visit to the United States. The episode features Adam’s interview with Ukrainian expert Anna Korbut to further analyze these developments and what might come next for the country.

    Resources:
    “The Crimea Platform as a new approach to a seven-year-old problem: By: Adam Reichardt, New Eastern Europe, 24 August 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/08/24/the-crimea-platform-as-a-new-approach-to-a-seven-year-old-problem/

    “The Crimean Platform: possible light in the hybrid tunnel”. By: Christine Karelska and Pavlo Vugelman, New Eastern Europe, 24 August 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/08/23/the-crimean-platform-possible-light-in-the-hybrid-tunnel/

    “Mr Zelenskyy goes to Washington” by: Vladyslav Faraponov. New Eastern Europe, 1 September 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/09/01/mr-zelenskyy-goes-to-washington/

    TEE Episode 52: Nord Stream 2 and pipeline politics: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkeasterneurope/tee-52

    Nord Stream 2. Strictly business or wider threat? By: Mykola Voytiv, New Eastern Europe, Issue 4 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/23/nord-stream-2-strictly-business-or-wider-threat/

    >>>>> Check out the newest issue of the magazine on Belarus here: https://bit.ly/3kd5OGN

    And listen to our special audio documentary on Belarus: https://bit.ly/2HQRVO4

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    Episode 78: Another hot summer in Georgia

    Episode 78: Another hot summer in Georgia

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    We are back after a short summer break and just released a new episode. In this episode we come back to Georgia and discuss the situation there after the collapse of the EU-negotiated deal earlier this year and ahead of local elections in the fall. For the discussion, Adam sits down with Soso Dzamukashvili, a policy analyst and researcher focusing on political developments in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Resources:
    “What is really behind Ivanishvili’s decision to quit politics” Soso Dzamukashvili, New Eastern Europe issue 3/2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/04/11/what-is-really-behind-ivanishvilis-decision-to-quit-politics/

    Georgia’s argument over ‘Michel’ is finished, at least for now, Archil Sikharulidze, New Eastern Europe 16 August 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/08/16/georgias-argument-over-michel-is-finished-at-least-for-now/

    “Crisis spiral in Georgia and Moldova – commonalty, distinctions and ways out” Denis Cenusa, 8 March 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/03/08/crisis-spiral-in-georgia-and-moldova-commonalty-distinctions-and-ways-out/

    Talk Eastern Europe 66: “Political turbulence shakes Georgia” https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkeasterneurope/tee-66

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    Episode 77: Inside memory sites - The Warsaw Rising Museum

    Episode 77: Inside memory sites - The Warsaw Rising Museum

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    In this special episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam and Maciek have a conversation with Maria Kobielska, a memory scholar and assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Research at the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków Poland. She is also the co-founder of the Research Center for Memory Cultures at the University.

    This episode is being produced within the framework of the project titled “Contested Histories Onsite”, a project which aims to place Europeans in discussions and debates on multiple historical perspectives and to activate citizens in public involvement of memory-constructions. As part of the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme, the project’s aspiration is rooted in a shared conviction that raising critical questions about the past is fundamental for citizens to develop a critical attitude towards the narratives that are competing with each other in contemporary politics.

    For more information on the project visit:
    -Contested Histories Onsite: https://contestedhistories.org/onsite/
    -Memory Studies Association: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/contested-histories-onsite/
    -EuroClio: https://www.euroclio.eu/project/contested-histories/

    Visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum Online: https://www.1944.pl/en/article/the-warsaw-rising-museum,4516.html

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    • 55 min
    Episode 76: Slow progress in Ukraine. A conversation with Roman Waschuk

    Episode 76: Slow progress in Ukraine. A conversation with Roman Waschuk

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    In this special podcast episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Maciek and Adam are joined by Roman Washchuk, the former Canadian ambassador to Ukraine (2014-2019). They discuss the challenges Ukraine faces, look at the recent NATO summit and analyze Western support for Ukraine’s reforms. The conversation ends with a short reflection on the situation in Belarus.

    Check out the latest issue of New Eastern Europe on Ukraine now available at www.neweasterneurope.eu

    Read also:
    “Ukrainian NATO membership: Realistic or a diplomatic tool?” by: Maryna Parfenchuk, New Eastern Europe, June 25 2021, https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/25/ukrainian-nato-membership-realistic-or-a-diplomatic-tool/

    >> In case you missed our online event titled: “All Quiet on the Eastern Flank? Reflections after the June 2021 NATO Summit” you can watch it online here: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/17/all-quiet-on-the-eastern-flank-reflections-after-the-june-2021-nato-summit/

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    • 47 min
    Episode 75: NATO Summit. Addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow

    Episode 75: NATO Summit. Addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow

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    In this special episode produced ahead of the NATO Summit, Adam and Maciek take a look at the context of the event scheduled for June 14th 2021 – the first Summit with the participation of Joe Biden as US President. Later, Adam sits down with Alice Stollmeyer, the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy - an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic initiative aimed at defending democracy from internal, external and technological threats. They discuss issues on the Transatlantic agenda as well as the current and future challenges that face the Alliance.

    Please check out and support Alice’s organization: www.defenddemocracy.eu

    Other articles to check out:
    “We need to talk about Russia, again,” by: Wojciech Michnik. New Eastern Europe 19 May 2021. https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/05/19/we-need-to-talk-about-russia-again/

    “Closing the window of opportunity for Russia?” By: Silvie Leštinská. New Eastern Europe 7 June 2021. https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/07/closing-the-window-of-opportunity-for-russia/

    Production of this podcast episode is part of a wider project called “All Quiet on the Eastern Flank?” which is conducted by New Eastern Europe and supported by a grant from NATO Public Diplomacy. Learn more at: www.neweasterneurope.eu

    Talk Eastern Europe is a member of the EuroPod network. Check it out here: https://www.bullemedia.eu/europod

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    Episode 74: Can Eesti 200 bridge political divides in Estonia?

    Episode 74: Can Eesti 200 bridge political divides in Estonia?

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    This episode brings us back to Estonia with an interview with Kristina Kallas, a political scientist and the leader of Eesti 200 liberal political party. Ahead of the autumn local elections, political divisions are sharp in this northern Baltic state. However Kallas hopes her vision for a renewed political agenda can help change this trend. She also discusses the important situation with the Russian minority in the country and how it has evolved over the past 30 years.

    Read Kallas’s latest essay from the April-May issue of New Eastern Europe. “Russians in Estonia. We are not ‘them’, we are ‘us’”: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/04/11/russians-in-estonia-we-are-not-them-we-are-us/

    Talk Eastern Europe is a member of the EuroPod network. Check it out here: https://www.bullemedia.eu/europod

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