East 50, at newsstands and bookshops from the 1st of November in a slimmer format and featuring important new content, hosts Sergio Romano’s views on the bungled expulsion of the wife of Kazakh dissident Muxtar Ablyazov and Sandro Gozi’s take on the upcoming European elections while Franco Bernabè weighs the risks of an Internet smothered by crime and espionage. BBC correspondent David Willey analyses the impact of the “Pop Pope”, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and Peter de Vrai presents the speech Queen Elizabeth II would have given to announce a Soviet nuclear attack on her country. But that’s not all: get the inside story on the “blood brothers” of the Syrian civil war, Angela Merkel’s future prospects and the rising tension between Spain and the UK over Gibraltar; plus a rich dossier on Earth’s natural resources.
James Hansen is EAST’s new editor-in-chief. A former diplomat in Italy since 1975, Hansen was Vice-Consul for the United States in Naples before moving to journalism as Rome correspondent for Britain’s Daily Telegraph and for the International Herald Tribune. He has since been Chief of Press for Olivetti, Fininvest and Telecom Italia.