Arab Winter is the title of east No.46, available in newsagents, online and from the apple-store from today, the 1st of March.
This new issue of east is the first of the new version of the magazine with its novel graphic and editorial approach. East starts off the year with a Report on the repercussions of the Arab Spring on certain Middle Eastern countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Qatar, Syria and Iran. The Dossier features articles by important Italian and international commentators who provide a detailed and well-documented analysis of the achievements, disappointments and issues raised by the Middle Eastern revolts which began in 2011.
These countries are described through firsthand accounts, essays and articles which focus on various aspects of the different countries, with further food for thought provided by a Cultural Notebook connected to the Report which discusses Film, Poetry, Literature and the Visual Arts.
Beside the Report, other articles in the magazine discuss: ‘Chinese Dealings’, an interesting analysis of the Chinese approach to business; ‘The Gold Rush’, on a new generation of panhandlers getting involved in Australian gold mining; ‘From Geisha girl to Manga woman’, takes a look at Japanese society in the wake of the tsunami and ‘From Gangnam to Brussels’, how the Gangnam Style is now conquering Europe.