Vostok Cable

In February 2013 I founded a blog with a group of colleagues on the Russian and Eastern European Studies course at Oxford University. I am still editing the blog, called Vostok Cable, and provide here a selection of articles I have written for it.


Russia and Eastern Europe – a year in review (2013)

What Eastern Europe thinks of Ukraine’s Association Agreement 

Remembering Anna Politkovskaya

The EU’s Association Agreement with Ukraine

The 2013 governance deal between Serbia and Kosovo

Why Ukraine’s parliament can’t get anything done

How Ukraine’s government holds together


Robert Service (Historian of Russia)

Anne Applebaum (Historian and journalist)

Edward Lucas (Journalist)

Tony Halpin (Journalist)


A lecture by Adam Michnik

Ben Judah’s Fragile Empire

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