Tigers of the Orient is the title of east 48, available at newsagents, in pdf format or from applestore from the 1st of June 2013.
Emma Bonino, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister and staunch European supporter, examines Europe today, its weak points and its potential. Themes that will be the subject of the east Forum in Rome which she will open on the 11th of July.
Tigers of the Orient is also the title of the dossier focusing on India and China, two giants that are currently dictating the pace of the planet’s growth. They are obliged to keep growing: ever so powerful yet dangerously fragile. The tiger and the elephant: a comparison of the two country’s great successes but also fearful contradictions, youth, growth, speed, but also political uncertainty and ancient vices.
From the Bhagavad Gita to cooking shows. Balanced between dream and reality, the two Asian steamers are about to come of age.
In east 48Asia and Europe eye each other: Buddhism reflected in the mirror of the West but also The risk of spoiling the curry describe temptations and contradictions that have no boundaries. Angela, Enrico and François’ Europe on the one hand and The blogger and the student on the other. Essence or absence? The rarefied complexity of Anish Kapoor or The new industrial revolution?
Mana Neyestani’s satirical No comment cartoon strip is, as always, extremely eloquent.
east 48 awaits you at newsagents and from June 8 in bookshops as well.
Squeezed between the Dniester River and the Ukraine, Transnistria isn’t recognised by any of the world’s governments. Yet it has its own flag, currency, a capital and a Supreme Soviet with full powers. Welcome to the last of the Soviet socialist republics.
Sabre-tooth tigers, tigers hidden in the jungle undergrowth, battleworn tigers, wounded, bleeding tigers. The title of our dossier is a tribute to the two vast continent-countries (the “dear enemies”) that are currently dictating the turbulent beat of our new century.